Throughout its history, the CSWR has sponsored rich and varied programs, symposia, and conferences for its residents, Harvard students and faculty, and world religions scholars beyond Harvard. Below you'll find video and audio presentations of recent talks, conferences, and programs that the Center has offered, and photograph collections including retrospectives of recent academic years, chronicles of important events, and other pictures of life at the CSWR.

Beyond Distinction, Beyond Difference: Transforming Lives in Delhi's Slum Communities
04.13.2011 Video

The second annual Dana McLean Greeley Lecture for Peace and Social Justice was presented by Kiran Martin, founding director of Asha, which works for urban health and development and women's...

Heaven's Bride: The Unprintable Life of Ida C. Craddock, American Mystic, Scholar, Sexologist, Martyr, and Madwoman
03.22.2011 Audio

A presentation by Leigh Eric Schmidt, Charles Warren Professor of the History of Religion in America at Harvard Divinity School, of his recent publication by the same name.

The Spirit of Contradiction in Buddhism and Christianity: Comparative Reflections on the Shaping of Religious Doctrine
02.16.2011 Audio

The Annual Comparative Theology lecture, by Hugh Nicholson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago.

Islamic and Comparative Religious Studies
11.29.2010 Audio

A presentation by William Graham on his recent publication Islamic and Comparative Religious Studies. Responses will be given by Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin...

Studying Our Religions in the Particular and Meaning Something By It
10.20.2010 Video

On October 20, 2010, Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Parkman Professor of Divinity and Professor of Comparative Theology at HDS, gave this lecture to mark his appointment as director of the CSWR. A...

CSWR 50th Anniversary Symposium Panel Discussion on 'Center'
04.16.2010 Video

A panel chaired by Diana Eck, Harvard Divinity School, with Justin Ritzinger, PhD candidate, Harvard University; Diane Obenchain, Calvin College; and Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame....

50th Anniversary Symposium Panel Discussion on 'Study'
04.16.2010 Video

A panel chaired by Jane I. Smith, Harvard Divinity School, with Thomas Lewis, Brown University; Marla Frederick, Harvard University; and Luis Girón-Negrón, Harvard University. Part of the CSWR...

CSWR 50th Anniversary Symposium Panel Discussion on 'World Religions'
04.16.2010 Video

A panel chaired by Janet Gyatso, Harvard Divinity School, with Devaka Premawardhana, PhD candidate, Harvard University; Steven Hopkins, Swarthmore College; and Hent de Vries, Johns Hopkins...

Toward a World Theology: Wilfred Cantwell Smith and the Center for the Study of World Religions
04.16.2010 Video

This lecture by Donald K. Swearer, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies, Harvard Divinity School, and director of the CSWR, was part of the CSWR 50th Anniversary Symposium. An...

On Sympathy, Suspicion, and Studying Religion: Historical Reflections
04.15.2010 Video

This lecture by Leigh Schmidt, Charles Warren Professor of History of Religion in America, Harvard Divinity School, was part of the CSWR 50th Anniversary Symposium. An introduction was given by...