Religious and Secular Internationalisms

Sponsored by University College and the Modern European History Research Centre.

9:00 Welcome and Introduction: Sarah Shortall and Jakub Beneš (University College, Oxford)

9:30 – 11:15 Religion, Empire, and International Order – Shaping the Common God: The International Thought of Luigi Sturzo (Or Rosenboim, Queen’s College, Oxford) – from Enemies of the Cross to Brethren in Faith: Decolonization and the Curious End of Europe’s Religious Wars (Udi Greenberg, Dartmouth College) – Marxism, Decolonization, and the Rise of Planetary Catholic Consciousness (Sarah Shortall, University College, Oxford) Comment: Ruth Harris (new College, Oxford)

11:15 – 11:45 Coffee

11:45 – 1:15 Liberal Internationalisms, Religious and Secular – Liberal, Jewish and/or Secular? Thinking about International Jewish Activism (Abigail Green, Brasenose College, Oxford) – Christian Human Rights: A Prècis (Samuel Moyn, Harvard University) Comment: Matthew Hilton, University of Birmingham

1:15 – 2:15 Lunch Break

2:15 – 4:00 Legal, Ethical, and Economic Regimes – The Failed Ambitions of Postwar Economic Planning? Full Employment, Raw Materials, and Development in the 1940s (Jamie Martin, Harvard University) – Soviet Internationalism and the Project of Feeding the World’s Hungry (Tehila Sasson, Institute of Historical Research) Comment: Patricia Clavin (Jesus College, Oxford)

4:00 – 4:30 Coffee

4:30 – 6:00 Roundtable
Samuel Moyn (Harvard University)
Martin Conway (Balliol College)
Patricia Clavin (Jesus College)
Chair: Catherine Holmes (University College)

6:00 – 6:45 Reception (Butler Room)