Religion and politics: China, Africa and the Middle East.
This seminar series is about economics aspects of rivalry between religious organizations and how they interact with other dimensions of religious rivalry – theological, scientific, political. The first two seminars will be online and will propose a framework for thinking about the question. The remaining six seminars, most of which will be hybrid, will be organized as structured dialogues. I will talk to leading researchers whose knowledge of particular historical, political, anthropological and geographical contexts of religious rivalry can help us to assess the value of such an approach. All members of the University are welcome to attend. No prior knowledge will be presumed (and in particular, no familiarity with economics).

For those attending in person, these lectures will take place in the Old Library, All Souls College, OX1 4AL (enter via the Lodge). Registrations close at 12 noon on the day of the lecture.
Date: 21 February 2022, 17:00 (Monday, 6th week, Hilary 2022)
Venue: All Souls College, High Street OX1 4AL
Venue Details: Register for All Souls College or join on MS Teams using registration link
Speakers: Fitzroy Morrissey (All Souls College), David Parkin (All Souls College), Stephen Smith (Oxford)
Organising department: Department of Economics
Part of: Rivalry Within and Between Religions: Past, Present and Future
Booking required?: Required
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Emma Heritage