Dr. David Little

The Reinhold Niebuhr Institute of Religion and Culture presents

Dr. David Little, Harvard Divinity School

Dr. David Little will deliver the Annual David and Joyce Giles Lecture entitled

"Religion, National Security and Terrorism"

September 22, 2002
4:00 pm
Key Auditorium (RB202)
Siena College

This event is co-sponsored by The Capital Region Theological Center, Auburn Seminary, The Capital Area Council of Churches and Siena College's Peace Studies Program and Political Science Department.
Dr. Little is the T.J. Dermot Dunphy Professor of the Practice in Religion, Ethnicity, and International Conflict; Director of Initiatives in Religion and Public Life, and Faculty Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard Divinity School.

From his biography at the Harvard Divinity school we read that Dr. David Little has been on the faculty at Harvard since 1999. Before that, he was senior scholar in religion, ethics, and human rights at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. One of his major responsibilities in that capacity was to direct the institute's Working Group on Religion, Ideology, and Peace, which conducted a study of religion, nationalism, and intolerance, with special reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Intolerance and Discrimination.

From 1996 to 1998, he was a member of the U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad. He taught previously at Yale Divinity School, Virginia, Brown, and several other colleges and universities.
He has written in the areas of moral philosophy, moral theology, history of ethics, and the sociology of religion, with a special interest in comparative ethics, human rights, religious liberty, and ethics and international affairs. He is author with Scott W. Hibbard of Islamic Activism and U.S. Foreign Policy and author of two of the volumes in the USIP series on religion, nationalism, and intolerance: Ukraine-The Legacy of Intolerance and Sri Lanka-The Invention of Enmity. He is working on a study tentatively entitled "Rights and Emergencies: Protecting Human Rights in the Midst of Conflict."


There will be refreshments served after the talk.
This event is free and open to the public