Garfield Forum for Undergraduates
The Howard M. Garfield Forum is a mini-conference that is focused on a topic at the intersection of religion, ethics, and public life, designed in particular for Stanford undergraduates. The forum is supported through the generosity of Religious Studies alumnus Howard Garfield and sponsored and organized by the Department of Religious Studies. Past topics have included "The Ethics of War in Christian and Islamic Perspectives," "Transitional Justice", "Religion and the Presidency", "Understanding ISIS", and "Buddhism and Violence".
How do religious and racial identities inform political arrangements, past and present?
The 12th Garfield Forum will focus on three dimensions of the problem of Buddhism and violence: a philosophical consideration of the relation between belief statements and their behavioral…
Shahzad Bashir Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University
Arnold Eisen Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary, Former Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University
Anver Emon Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
Paul Van Zyl Director, Program on Transitional Justice, NYU School of Law; Former Executive Secretary of the South African Truth and Reconciliation…
Kirk O. Hanson Professor of Organizations and Society, Santa Clara University
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson Professor of History, Arizona State University