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Monday, March 4


#4/383 – Fostering the Public Understanding of Religion in Europe
Over the past three decades, a significant number of centers for “religion and public life” have  emerged in  European universities. Beyond a shared goal to enhance the public understanding of religion, these centers vary widely in mission, scope, research agenda, and they rarely collaborate with one another. The roundtable will  address the modes of communicating about religion in European public spaces from different national and religious perspectives and engage in a discussion with the audience.

  • Jocelyne Cesari (EuARe / University of Birmingham / Georgetown University)

  • Viola van Melis (Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”)
  • Perry Schmidt-Leukel (Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”)
  • Armando Barucco (MAECI)
  • Kurt Appel (University of Vienna)
  • Andrew Davies (Cadbury center for the public understanding of religion)
  • Leon van der Broeke (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Elisa Di Benedetto (International Association of Religion Journalists)

Language: English


Jocelyne Cesari

EuARe / University of Birmingham / Georgetown University


Elisa Di Benedetto

Managing Director, Journalist, International Association of Religion Journalists
Religion Journalism

Kurt Appel

Universität Wien

Andrew Davies

Director, Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, University of Birmingham

van Melis

Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”

Leon van der Broeke

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Monday March 4, 2019 10:15 - 12:00
Sala Canossa 1 – Aemilia Hotel Via Zaccherini Alvisi, 16 40138 Bologna Italy
Wednesday, March 6


#6/439 - Dialogue 4.0: The Role of Religious Communities in Fostering Inclusive Societies and Sustinable Development
Organized by ISPI, The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation & EuARe, With the support of Fscire.

As the World is said to be on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, do we need a dialogical revolution, or Dialogue 4.0, that is a new era of interreligious dialogue and collaboration to help humankind foster inclusive societies and sustainable development worldwide? In an ever more polarized world, should policymakers see religious actors as partners in building long-term strategies to foster pluralism, social cohesion and sustainable development?

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Emanuela Claudia Del Re (Italian Deputy-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation)
  • Kristina Arriaga (Us Commission for International Religious Freedom)
  • Craig  Calhoun (Arizona State University)
  • Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini (Coreis Ilamic Religious Community of Italy)

  • Alberto Melloni (Unimore / Fscire)
  • Fabio Petito (University of Sussex / ISPI)


Alberto Melloni

Unimore / Fscire

Fabio Petito

University of Sussex


Yahya Pallavicini

COREIS - Comunità Religiosa Islamica Italiana

Craig Calhoun

Arizona State University

Kristina Arriaga

Oxford Society for Law and Religion; US Commission for International Religious Freedom

Emanuela del Re

Italian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Wednesday March 6, 2019 15:00 - 17:00
Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista dei Fiorentini, Sala di rappresentanza Banca di Bologna Corte de Galluzzi, 6, 40124 Bologna BO