Garfield Forum for Undergraduates

The Howard M. Garfield Forum is an annual 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 sponsored through the generosity of Religious Studies alumnus Howard Garfield 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". 

 

Upcoming Events

February
21
Date
Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Stanford Humanities Center

Levinthal Hall

How do religious and racial identities inform political arrangements, past and present?

Past Events

May
4
Date
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

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…

May
22
Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center

Event Coverage:

April
20
Date
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Location:
The CIRCLE, Old Union, 3rd floor

Event Coverage:

April
7
Date
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, All day
Panelists: 

Shahzad Bashir Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University 

March
12
Date
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, All day
Keynote Speaker: 

Arnold Eisen Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary, Former Professor of Religious Studies, Stanford University 

 

April
19
Date
Thursday, April 19, 2012, All day
Panelists: 

Anver Emon Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto 

February
11
Date
Friday, February 11, 2011, All day
Keynote Speaker:

Paul Van Zyl Director, Program on Transitional Justice, NYU School of Law; Former Executive Secretary of the South African Truth and Reconciliation…

February
5
Date
Friday, February 5, 2010, All day
Participants: 

Kirk O. Hanson Professor of Organizations and Society, Santa Clara University 

February
13
Date
Friday, February 13, 2009, All day
Participants: 

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson Professor of History, Arizona State University 

February
22
Date
Friday, February 22, 2008, All day
Participants: 

Jacques Berlinerblau Associate Professor of Jewish Civilization, Georgetown University