Date: due to University precautions surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, this event has been POSTPONED.
Thursday, April 2, 6:00–9:30 pm and Friday, April 3, 9:00 am–6:30 pm
Location: to be determined
The Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative Spring 2020 Symposium, Narratives of Displacement and Belonging, has been POSTPONED until a date to be determined, due to University precautions surrounding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
We encourage everyone to continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and from Harvard University. As the University and RCPI continue to evaluate the situation, we will be in touch with resources, clarifications, and support.
For any additional programming questions, please contact RCPI staff.
Registration has been temporarily closed due to postponement.
Symposium Program (will be updated once more information is available)
Thursday, April 2
Diane L. Moore
Keynote: The Power and Paradox of Nonviolent Resistance
Special Screening of "Lyd in Exile" (Rough Cut) and Q&A
Rami Younis and Sarah Freiland
Friday, April 3
LEARNING AND UNLEARNING
Dean David Hempton
Gaza Through Poetry
Mosab Abu Toha
Religion and Just Peace: Confronting Bias, Leveraging Privilege, Building Movement
Gregory Khalil in conversation with Marshall Ganz
11:00 am–12:00 pm
What Journalism Owes to Activism
A Transnational Lens to Policing & Incarcertaion
Disrupting Injustice as an RCPI Concept
Diane L. Moore and Hilary Rantisi
"Artivism," Black and Palestinian Power
Rami Younis and Philip Agnew
Book Discussion: Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians
Atalia Omer, with responses from Marshall Ganz and Sara Roy
Book Sales and Break
Narratives of Displacement and Belonging
January Term Students Share Takeaways and Experiences
Sarah Strum, Hannah Wang, Yaseen Hashim, Aleiya Evison, and Jacob Ellis
Co-Existence My Ass: A One-Woman Comedy Show
About the RCPI
This groundbreaking new four-year joint initiative between Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School includes a robust program of research, coursework, internships, professional collaboration, and programming to engage the roles religions play in contemporary Middle East culture, public policy, and international affairs.
Image: Mural in Al Riad Restaurant in Ramallah by Mohammad Joulani