2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Deadline: January 17, 2020

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: January 19, 2020

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1, 2020

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AAR-Luce Fellowship Awarded

Evan BerryThe AAR has awarded Evan Berry the first AAR-Luce Fellowship in Religion and International Affairs. The fellowship will fund Dr. Berry to work in the Office of Religion and Global Affairs as a Franklin Fellow at the US Department of State. He will be on leave from his position as Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at American University, where his research focuses on religion and the environment, especially on the growing engagement of religious actors with global sustainability issues.

He was selected through a rigorous, multi-stage, peer-review process. The selection panel was composed of senior, university-affiliated scholars of religion, representing diverse expertise and methodologies.  “The AAR‑Luce Fellows Program aims to facilitate lines of communication so that scholarship and critical, analytical perspectives are more readily accessible to policymakers attempting to address issues in parts of the world where the role of religion may be unclear,” said AAR Executive Director Jack Fitzmier. “We want scholars to have the opportunity to affect policy and learn how foreign policy is developed.”

The AAR-Luce Fellows Program is made possible by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional funding for Dr. Berry’s fellowship is being provided by American University as part of a paid sabbatical.

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