The John Cabot University Summer Institute for Religion and Global Politics (May 19 – June 20), co-funded by the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), offers graduate students a comprehensive introduction to contemporary issues and debates regarding the roles of religious actors, ideas and institutions in democratic political life and international affairs.
The Institute features:
* A graduate seminar on Religion and Global Politics (6 ECTS or 3 US credits) which examines the topic from normative, legal and political scientific perspectives. Students will also attend regular tutorials with one of the program’s three convenors.
* Visits to religious and political institutions in Rome, such as the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, the Pontifical Council for Peace and Justice, the Sant’Egidio Community, the Rome Synagogue, and the Grand Mosque of Italy.
* A conference on “Rethinking Political Catholicism: Empirical and Normative Perspectives,” to be held at the University on May 22-23, 2014. Scholars from Italy, Europe and the U.S. will discuss new research on both the normative relations between Catholicism and liberal democracy and new socio-political trends in Political Catholicism in contemporary Europe and the United States.
For details, contacts and the application procedure, please visit the Institute webpage.
The deadline for applications is April 15, 2014.