Pluralism Project Hosts Scholars from KAICIID Dialogue Centre’s Peace Mapping Programme

kaiciid_event_posterOn Tuesday, September 22nd, Dr. Patrice Brodeur and Dr. Karsten Lehmann of KAICIID – International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue presented on the newly launched Peace Map, the first phase of KAICIID’s Peace Mapping Programme. The Peace Map officially launched the day before, World Peace Day.

An interactive map that tracks the diverse efforts of organizations working to promote interreligious dialogue at an international level, the Peace Map features the results of over two years of empirical research, undertaken in nine languages and culminating in profiles of over 400 organizations that span a range of sectors. At present, the Peace Map inter alia catalogues these efforts, identifying both areas and forms of action, and offers overlays of contextual information from the United Nations’ Human Development Index.

Dr. Patrice Brodeur earned a doctorate in religion from Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and is long time affiliate of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. He is associate professor and Canada Research Chair on Islam, Pluralism, and Globalization at the Université de Montréal. Dr. Brodeur currently serves director of research at KAICIID.

Dr. Karsten Lehmann earned a doctorate in sociology from the University of Tübingen. In addition to working at universities and research institutions in Germany and Switzerland, Dr. Lehmann is a former research fellow at the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. He currently serves as the head of social sciences and statistics at KAICIID.

KAICIID is an intergovernmental organization based in Vienna, Austria, that seeks to undertake research and programming that helps to better understand and “use dialogue globally to prevent and resolve conflict.” The presentation took place in the Rabinowitz Room on the Harvard Divinity School campus and was hosted by the Pluralism Project at Harvard University.