The 2016 Garfield Forum focuses on religious extremism and the future of liberal societies and features a keynote lecture by Linda Woodhead (Professor of Politics, Philosophy, & Religion, Lancaster University), with responses by Eamonn Callan (Professor of Philosophy of Education, Stanford) and David Laitin (Professor of Political Science, Stanford). Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and co-sponsored by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Office for Religious Life at Stanford.
The Garfield Forum is an annual mini-conference focusing on a topic at the intersection of religion, ethics, and public life, designed in particular for Stanford undergraduates regardless of major. The forum is sponsored through the generosity of alumnus Howard Garfield. Past topics have included The Ethics of War in Christian and Islamic Perspectives, Transitional Justice; Religion and the Presidency; and Understanding ISIS.
Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Prof. Brent Sockness.