September 21-23, 2016 | Harvard University
This year marks the Pluralism Project’s 25th anniversary. We commemorated this anniversary with a conference, Pluralism Project @ 25: Diversity and Inclusion in the American Crucible, hosted by Harvard Professor and Project Director Diana Eck.
Click here for a PDF of the conference schedule. You will find panel descriptions and links below, but here is a shortcut to the videos of each panel or event.
Challenges of Diversity and Inclusion
El Hibri Foundation Keynote Dialogue with Imam Latif and Rabbi Sarna
The Campus Crucible
Pluralism and the Practice of Peacebuilding
Speaking the Sikh Experience
El Hibri Foundation Panel on Islamophobia in the Age of Interfaith
Wednesday, September 21st
- Welcome Reception at Photo Exhibit and Student Panel, Harvard: From Diversity to Pluralism (6-7:30 pm, CGIS Knafel North Building, Fisher Family Commons, 1737 Cambridge St.)
Thursday, September 22nd
- Opening Remarks with Diana Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies and Frederic Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society, Harvard University, and Rakesh Khurana, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development, Harvard Business School (10-10:30 am, Sperry Room)
- Panel and Discussion: Challenges of Diversity and Inclusion (10:30-noon, Sperry Room)
- Co-sponsored event with the El Hibri Foundation: Keynote Dialogue with Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna (12-1:30 pm, Braun Room)
- Panel and Discussion: The Campus Crucible (1:30-3 pm, Sperry Room)
- Panel and Discussion: Pluralism and the Practice of Peacebuilding (3:15-4:45 pm, Sperry Room)
- Co-sponsored event with Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium: Speaking the Sikh Experience: Visible Difference in the Crucible of Change (6-8:30 pm, Sperry Room) **please note: due to overwhelming interest in this event, attendees may have to join this event by live stream in a separate room.**
Friday, September 23rd
- El Hibri Foundation Panel: Islamophobia in the Age of Interfaith (9:00-11 am, Sperry Room)
- Concluding Dialogue and Discussion (11 am-12:15 pm, Sperry Room)
We have put together meaningful programming from key players in the world of interfaith, pluralism, and inclusion. Many of our panelists and attendees are alumni of our programs and internships, and they are now leaders and innovators in the field.
All events are free, but require registration so that we can ensure there is enough space. You are welcome to attend one, some, or all of the panels and events.
This conference was made possible by generous funding from the following departments and foundations: Harvard Divinity School; Harvard University’s Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities;Anne and Jim Rothenberg Fund for Humanities Research; Gerald and Karen A. Kolschowsky Foundation; El Hibri Foundation; Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; and the Global Institute for Sikh Studies, New York