The Katz Center has recently launched a podcast on religion and the global future, a seven-part series bringing together leading scholars and public policy experts to explore how religion is shaping the fate of humanity. Each speaker reveals a unique perspective on religion and its impact on the world today.
Episode 1: Religion and the Future of War/International Security
Featuring Monica Toft, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Episode 2: Religion and Conflict Resolution
Featuring Marie Harf, former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry
Episode 3: Religion and the Economic Future
Featuring John Buchmann, Associate Director and Scholar-in-Residence at the Collegium Institute
Episode 4: Religion and the Future of Human Rights
Featuring James Loeffler, University of Virginia
Episode 5: Religion and the Future Lives of Women
Featuring Megan Robb, University of Pennsylvania
Episode 6: Religion and Climate Change
Featuring Evan Berry, American University
Episode 7: Religion and the Future of American Democracy
Featuring Michael Wear, Director of Faith Outreach during President Obama's 2012 election campaign, and Marie Harf, former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry
This series was co-organized by Steve Weitzman and Marie Harf, former Senior Advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry; it was made possible by several sponsors in addition to the Katz Center—the Perry World House, Penn’s Department of Religious Studies, and the SAS Dean’s Global Inquiries Fund. We are grateful to our sponsors for their support, and to Religious Studies grad student Gabriel Raeburn, Becky Friedman of the Katz Center, and Nicolo Marziani for producing the series.