Colloquia and Conferences

range from speaker's series to international research or working conferences, and are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.

Islam and Forgiveness: Reflections on Justice and Conflict Resolution in Muslim Contexts

Supported by the Fetzer Institute and the Simpson Center for the Humanities, this symposium seeks to engage participants in examining the Islamic mandate of forgiveness in its everyday applications in comparative contexts. While scriptural texts compel Muslims to be merciful and compassionate in their actions towards others, little is known about the actual practices and effects of this mandate in their local contexts.

African American Political Thought: Past and Present

This conference brings together nationally recognized scholars from political science, philosophy, English, history, and black studies to reflect on historical meaning and contemporary significance of African American political thought. 

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