If you are a graduate student with any professional or academic interest in religion, politics, or religion and politics, the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics invites you to “Conversations”, a relaxed discussion of your interests, your ideas, the Center, and how the Center can work for you. We will gather for conversation over food and drink at the Liberman Graduate Center (DUC 300) on October 2, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Since its founding in 2010, the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics has been working to provide programs for the study and debate of the historical and contemporary intertwining of religion and politics. This year we are committed to working with graduate students from across Washington University in St Louis to develop and/or support programs that meet the interests and needs of graduate students. In order to do that, we need to be in conversation with you, the graduate students.
Are you a geneticist working with stem cells affected by the debates or political machinations affecting such opportunities? Are you a student of literature interested in the implications of Victorian morality? Are you a political scientist intrigued by quantifying the voting patterns of African American Mormons during this election cycle? Are you a social worker interested in the importance multi-faith literacy for social policy? Are you a committed humanist who does not see a place for religion in higher education or public discourse? Whatever your interests might be and however they are formulated, we hope you will come on October 2 to share your thoughts and to learn more about the Center.