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A key component of this research project involves broadening the discourse on religion and global citizenship with scholars and practitioners around the globe. This international discourse started with our first workshop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as we partnered with the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue at the University of Malaysia. The next workshop was held in London, and the concluding workshop was held at Arizona State University.

August 2, 2015 to August 4, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This workshop brought together a group of scholars from different disciplines, traditions, and regions to discuss the idea of global citizenship in comparative and cross-cultural perspectives. We looked at leading sites and exemplars of global citizenship, the causes and interests they represent, and the institutions and venues in which global citizenship is put into practice.

August 7, 2016 to August 9, 2016
London, United Kingdom

We live in a time when forces of globalization are in tension with various nationalistic movements and sentiments around the world. The tension is reflected in domestic contexts and debates on a host of issues—trade, immigration, terrorism, and war. Recent political rhetoric and elections, in North America and Europe especially, epitomize the conflict between global and nationalist outlooks. In such a moment, it is urgent to raise questions about moral responsibilities beyond national borders as well as within them.

March 16, 2017 to March 17, 2017
ASU Tempe Campus

Surging tensions between the forces of globalization and various nationalist movements around the world have called into question many presumptions over the last few decades about an emerging global order. From Brexit to the election of Donald Trump to the rise of far-right parties and populist movements in Europe, Asia, and the United States—these recent events epitomize the conflict between globalist and nationalist outlooks. Such tensions have framed or even reset the terms of debate around a host of issues such as trade, immigration, refugees, terrorism, and climate change.