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**SOLD OUT** Washington, DC, Harper Lecture with David Nirenberg
Religion and Violence

$20/person for general admission
$10/person for recent graduates (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Alumni Leadership, Chicago, Harper and Phoenix Societies

Includes program and refreshments 

6:00–7:00 p.m. Registration and reception
7:00–8:30 p.m. Presentation and discussion

Please be advised we are currently at maximum capacity. Onsite registrations are welcome but please note entrance is not guaranteed. We will do our best to accommodate you onsite. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please contact Mari Meyer at [email protected] or .

The prominent place of religion in today’s geopolitics raises many questions: Does religion reduce violence or cause it? Are some religions more peaceful than others? How should we understand the role of religion in contemporary conflicts? In this lecture, David Nirenberg will focus on how the Qur’an, Torah, and New Testament have been read at different moments in history—including our own—in order to explore religion’s place in the politics of conflict and community.

David Nirenberg is the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought and dean of the Division of the Social Sciences. His research focuses on the ways in which Jewish, Christian, and Islamic cultures interrelate. His book Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages received numerous honors, including the Premio del Rey Prize and the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize from the American Historical Association and the John Nicholas Brown Prize from the Medieval Academy of America. His 2013 book Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition was awarded the 2014 Phi Beta Kappa Society Ralph Waldo Emerson Award.

Purchase Nirenberg’s new book, Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today. A limited number of copies will be available for sale at the lecture.

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Event Information
Thursday, Apr 23 2015 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm [ iCal ]
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Jesse Abraham
Rachel Alper
Ralph Apton
Daniel Arking
Katherine Armstrong
Delaney Barbara
Frank Bentkover
Gail Bentkover
Daniel Borger
Norman Bradburn
Wendy Bradburn
Wesley Bricker
Andrew Bulmer
Ronald Calinger
Mayuri Chandran
John Chapman
Gahan Christenson
Phillip Church
Vivien Clair
Warren Coats
Carl Cohen
Taproot Foundation
Roberta Cohen
Stephen Cohen
Susan Conrad
Katherine Davies
Marilee Davies
Neal Davies
Richard Davies
Anne Deatherage
Travis Dietz
David Etheridge
Friends Meeting of Washington
Shola Farber
Alan Fern
Lois Fern
Jordan Franklin
Barry Gale
Sanford Garfield
James Gauch
Jones Day
Phyllis Gestrin
Andrew J. Glass
Eleanore Glass
Jennifer Goldstein
Stephen Gordon
Lester Gorelic
National Archives docent
J Beth Goss
Peter Hamm
Jay Hammer
Robin Hammer
Yelong Han
Judith Hedstrom
Jack Heller
Naomi Heller
Elizabeth Hersh
Grace Holden
Margaret Holden
Sherry Hong
Christopher Hopson
Georgetown Day School
Jamie Huang
UChicago Alumni Club of DC
Edwin Huddleson
Gaillard Hunt
William Hurlebaus
Zafreen Husain
Vinayak Ishwar
Louise Jennings
Geeta Kapadia
Lawrence Kromer
Elizabeth Litchfield
Kathi Loughlin
Harvey Luksenburg
Lillian Luksenburg
Sabrina McCarthy
Chicago Women's Alliance
Harry Melamed
Judith Melamed
Suzonna Moore
John Mueller
U. of C Alumni
Judy Mueller
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Elizabeth O'Shea
Andra Oakes
Edward Ogden
Cindy Oh
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Shreeyash Palshikar
Gary Peters
Elizabeth Petro
Michael Postol
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Yale Richmond
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Robert Shapiro
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Ashley Silverman
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Michael Singer
Michael Singer
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Shana Singerman
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Candace Smith
Henry Smith
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Morgan Stern
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Lila Stiff
Marvin Stodolsky
Sharon Stoliaroff
Diane Svenonius
Ella Toombs
Nora Vallerini
Jon Welsh
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Mier Wolf
Stanley Wrobel
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... a total of 145 guests.