Posted on September 5, 2017 by Chester Ronning Centre

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, at 7:00 pm in the Mayer Community Hall (J&P Lougheed Performing Arts Centre) for From Zion to New York City: Religion, Violence, and the Practice and Theory of Peacebuilding, the 2nd Annual Chester Ronning Lecture on Religion and Diplomacy, given by Dr. Atalia Omer.

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th, at 7:00 pm in the Mayer Community Hall (J&P Lougheed Performing Arts Centre) for From Zion to New York City: Religion, Violence, and the Practice and Theory of Peacebuilding, the 2nd Annual Chester Ronning Lecture on Religion and Diplomacy, given by Dr. Atalia Omer.

Abstract: Dr. Omer will examine how the emergence of anti-occupation Jewish social movement in the U.S. (and globally) influences the narratives about Israel and Palestine and how various stakeholders participate in controlling, policing, and subverting such narratives. The talk will ask how the specificity of the case broadens the scope of theoretical reflections and practitioners’ engagement with religion, violence, and peacebuilding.

Atalia Omer is an Associate Professor of religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.  Her research focuses on religion, violence, and peacebuilding as well as theories and methods in the study of religion. She is a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and the author of When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks about Religion, Nationalism, and Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and From Zion to New York City: Refiguring American Jewish Ethics and Identity through Solidarity with Palestinians (University of Chicago Press, under contract). She is also a co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Refreshments will be served. No registration required. This event is free & open to the public.


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