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.

"Or What's a Heaven For?" Bioscience and the Alteration of Human Limits
11.08.2007 Audio

A lecture by Laurie Zoloth, director of the Center for Bioethics, Science and Society and Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Professor of Religion,...

Who Is the Human in "Human Rights"?
10.04.2007 Audio

Abdullahi An-Na'im, Who Is the Human in "Human Rights"?

Peacemakers in Action: Profiles of Religion in Conflict Resolution
05.14.2007 Video

A panel discussion on the recent publication of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Bhakti versus Hindutva
04.30.2007 Audio

A luncheon seminar with Gail Omvedt, senior fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum in Delhi, India, one in a series of seminars on the theme "Whose Religion? Which Morality? Conflict and Authority in...

From Periphery to Center: Pentecostal Christianity and the Retreat of the Secular State in Africa
04.16.2007 Audio

A luncheon seminar with Simeon Ilesanmi, Associate Professor and director of graduate studies, Wake Forest University

Islam(s) East and West: Clash of Imaginations?
03.12.2007 Audio

A luncheon seminar with Sherman Jackson, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Michigan.

Maori and Biotechnology: The Logic of Belief and the Logic of Practice
11.16.2006 Audio

A presentation by Michael D. Jackson, Distinguished Visiting Professor in World Religions, Harvard Divinity School, on research in New Zealand that was partially funded through a CSWR faculty...

Pentecostalism, End Time Theology, and American Christianity
11.13.2006 Audio

A luncheon seminar with Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, one in a series of seminars on the theme "Whose Religion? Which Morality? Conflict and Authority in World...

The 'Sympathetic' Study of World Religions: Peril and Promise
11.03.2006 Video

This event celebrated the history of the study of world religions, and the publication of John B. Carman and Kathryn Dodgson's Community and Colloquy: The Center for the Study of World Religions,...

The Problematics of Buddhism, Society, and the State in Thailand
10.23.2006 Audio

This panel situated Buddhadasa within contesting views of Thai Buddhism in the broader context of Thai society and politics.