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MF CASR Tuesday Lunch w/ Andreas Hvidsten

Theorizing Religion in International Politics


23.04.2019 - 11:30 to 12:00

At this lunch, Hvidsten will share some preliminary thoughts on his postdoctoral project. His project revolves around a gap in modern theories of international politics, which were developed in a secular, social-scientific context, and generally exclude religious concepts. Two camps have formed: those who believe religion can be adequately handled by existing theoretical categories such as “national interests” and “identity”—and those who believe that the resurgence of religion necessitates a fundamental reorientation of our basic concepts for understanding international politics. Hvidsten’s approach addresses this controversy through making a historical genealogy of religious elements in international political thought.

Come and join us for an informal lunch to hear more about the project and discuss key ideas related to the project, like what does “religion” mean in the international political context?

You bring your "matpakke." We’ll supply coffee and tea.