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Join us for this day-long exploration of the IRFA and the policy it generated. You will hear from supporters and critics, practitioners and scholars, victims and representatives of foreign governments.
The Russian government is increasingly seeking to use the Russian Orthodox Church to expand its influence in Ukraine, but the Kremlin is now meeting heightened resistance from many Ukrainian religious communities and particularly from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyiv Patriarchate. The crisis now threatens to split the Ukrainian Church from its historic ties with Moscow, potentially adding a dangerous religious dimension to the simmering war between Russia and Ukraine.
Most Muslims today live in political systems that operate on a nation state model. By contrast, classical Islamic jurisprudence developed in the context of empire and a robust and relatively independent scholarly class. Is there something about the nation state that makes “Islamization” unworkable? In what contexts might "Islamization" be most successful? Is there a role for classical Islamic law in Pakistan, and, more generally, for Muslims living within the framework of modernity?
Join this discussion on the current state of the ethnic and religious groups that were victims of genocide by ISIS, and the role of international governments and organizations in protecting minorities, rehabilitating victims, and finding solutions for justice and peace.