Monday, April 10th
2017 Hesburgh Lecture
Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C. Ph.D., director of the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity and associate professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, will deliver the 2017 Hesburgh Lecture titled "Christianity, Islam, and Support for Religious Freedom: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa."
Religious intolerance and religiously-related violent conflict continue to be problems in many parts of the world. Based largely on research conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, but also on observations from other parts of the world, this lecture seeks to contribute to a greater understanding of how Christian and Islamic religious communities come to support religious freedom for all.
Dowd is a fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He specializes in African politics, and much of his scholarly work has concentrated on the relationship between religion, development, and democracy. He is the author of "Christianity, Islam, and Liberal Democracy: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa."
Price: Free and open to the public