Public Panel with Professor Samuel Moyn
Greg Johnson (Religious Studies, CU) • Susan Kent (History, CU) • Carl Raschke (Religious Studies, DU) • Joshua Wilson (Political Science, DU)
What will the future of human rights look like after the 2016 election? How have religious traditions shaped our thinking about human dignity and democracy in the past, and how might the relationship between religion and human rights change in a time marked by developments such as populist movements, Brexit, and the election of Donald Trump? Our guest scholar, Professor Samuel Moyn, will join an interdisciplinary panel of CU and DU faculty to explore these questions, reflecting on the fraught history—and uncertain future— of religion and human rights.
Samuel Moyn is Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law and Professor of History at Harvard University. He received a doctorate in modern European history from the University of California- Berkeley in 2000 and a law degree from Harvard University in 2001. He has written several books on European intellectual history and human rights history, including The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History (Harvard University Press, 2010), and edited a number of others. His new book, based on the Mellon Distinguished Lectures at the University of Pennsylvania, is Christian Human Rights (2015).
Graduate Symposium at University of Denver with Professor Samuel Moyn
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Space is limited; Location & readings made available upon RSVP to CJS@DU.EDU.
In this seminar our visiting scholar addresses Christian sources of human rights discourse, paying special attention to the era around World War II when several versions of Christianity helped popularize the idea of human rights, and focusing on the Catholic thinker Jacques Maritain – easily the most prominent worldwide thinker advocating for the principles.
Graduate and Faculty Symposim at CU Boulder with Professor Samuel Moyn
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Lunch will be served. Space is limited; Location & readings made available upon RSVP to CUJewishStudies@colorado.edu.
Is Judaism compatible with human rights? Is Judaism even the source of these high principles? By focusing on the writing of one influential human rights lawyer (and Orthodox Jew), Columbia professor Louis Henkin, we will address where human rights fit in Jewish history and where Jews fit in human rights history, with an eye to why the answers might matter in the present.
Professor Moyn's visit marks the third annual Week of Jewish Philosophy, a joint initiative presented by DU's Center for Judaic Studies and CU's Program in Jewish Studies. This year's programs are generously cosponsored by the DU-Iliff Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion, DU's Department of Philosophy, and CU's Department of Religious Studies.
Samuel Boyd is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and a scholar of biblical texts and the ancient Near East. He researches the Bible through various critical methods and in light of wider historical contexts to understand both the production of these documents as well as their history of interpretation. His particular areas of research include the development of the Pentateuch (or first five books of the Hebrew Bible), legal hermeneutics in the ancient Near East, language ideology in the ancient world, and ritual theory applied to biblical texts.
This event is brought to you by Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Branch Library in partnership with the CU Boulder Program in Jewish Studies and the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement. Magicians, mystics, mischief-makers, and messiahs take center stage in the CU Boulder Peak to Peak Lecture Series, a program which brings CU Boulder humanities scholars to communities around Colorado to share innovative perspectives of historical figures, events and enduring questions. It is offered through the Program in Jewish Studies in partnership with the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement Arts and Humanities Initiative.
April 21-22, 2017
The Mediterranean Seminar (www.mediterraneanseminar.org), and CU Mediterranean Studies Group and Program in Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder invite participants to the 2017 Mediterranean Seminar Spring Workshop on the subject of “Mysticism and Devotion,” to be held the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder on 21 & 22 April in the “Skybox” (top floor) of the Duane Physics building.
The event is free, admittance is by registration only. Space is limited. Registered participants should attend the whole event.
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To register and to receive the workshop papers, and for logistical and site-specific information, please contact Jeffrey Baron (email@example.com).
Workshop sessions will take place on Friday, 21 April, with registration/coffee beginning at 9:15am, followed by three workshop papers and a presentation by our first featured scholar, Prof. Amy Remensnyder.
Round-table sessions will take place on Saturday, 22 April, with registration/coffee beginning at 9:15am, and will feature three round tables, followed by a presentation by our second featured scholar, Dr. Maribel Fierro.
Mysticism and Doctrine - Are they Compatible or do they Conflict?
Do Mystical Traditions have a Politics?
"Mediterranean Religion": Does it Function as a Category?
This event is made possible by the generous support of a CU Boulder College of Arts and Sciences Innovative Seed Grant, the Program in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, the Center for Western Civilization, History, Philosophy, Asian Languages and Civilizations, Humanities, Philosophy and the College of Arts and Sciences. Administrative support provided by Religious Studies (CU Boulder).