Religion, Human Values, and International Relations: module for graduate students in the schools of Theology, Philosophy, and Music and Law and Government (TP 532)

Market of Athens
Agora or market area of ancient Athens beneath the Acropolis. Hand-colored woodcut.
Credit: North Wind Picture Archives/Alamy Stock Photo

This module is delivered by a team consisting of Adjunct Professor Philip McDonagh, Dr. Lucia Vázquez Mendoza, Dr. Kishan Manocha, Dr. John Neary, Dr. Amy Doffegnies, and Rev. Viji Varghese Eapen.

The purpose of the module is to examine the changing character of diplomacy and international relations, with a specific focus on the role of religion and human values in peacebuilding.  Students engage in interactive dialogue exploring the orientation and methodology of multilateral diplomacy.  The goal is to acquire a deeper perspective from which to evaluate ideas and proposals in the realm of international relations.

Learning activities in this module include a series of workshops around key themes, each comprising an introductory lecture/presentation and break-out sessions; and written assignments based on the workshops and a reading list.  Subject to public health considerations, participants in the module visit the Chester Beatty for presentations exploring religious diversity in the Library’s collection.