Experts Discuss Religion and Politics in French-Led Roundtable
The second edition of the French Embassy Rendez-Vous, a series of high-profile conferences which highlight the work of researchers on today’s predominant international topics, took place on May 10th, 2012, at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.
The event was co-organized by the Embassy of France in the United States, the Alliance Française of Washington, D.C. and the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at SAIS. The theme of this penultimate conference was "Religion and Politics in a transatlantic perspective."
The panel was composed of Dr. Amitai Etzioni, professor at George Washington University, Dr. Eliot Sorel, professor at the School of Medicine at George Washington University, Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, and Dr. Camille Pecastaing, senior associate professor of Middle East Studies at SAIS.
The debate was moderated by Aude Jehan, French Embassy Fellow and Visiting Research Associate at the Center for Transatlantic Relations.
The panelists provided a multidisciplinary perspective of processes of change and evolutions in the religious in the public sphere and political arena, notably comparing the importance of religion in politics in the U.S. and in the EU.