Tolerance and Violence in the Mind of God

California State University, Dominguez Hills presents a speaker series throughout the Spring 2017 semester featuring internationally renowned scholars exploring the roots of extremist ideologies and the complexities of religious conviction, violence, solidarity, and peacebuilding in a pluralistic society.

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The University Library is pleased to offer works from each of the speakers in this series. For a listing of available works, visit csudh.libguides.com/speakers.

Mark Juergensmeyer

Mark Juergensmeyer

Professor of Sociology and Director of Global and International Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Tuesday, Feb. 7

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Library South Wing, 5th floor

An expert in religious violence, conflict resolution and South Asian religion and politics, Juergensmeyer is the author of 22 books including, Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (University of California Press, fourth edition forthcoming in 2017).

Michael Jerryson

Michael Jerryson

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Youngstown State University

Thursday, March 2

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Library South Wing, 5th floor

Jerryson’s scholarship looks at the intersections between identity and violence and the ways in which we associate religious identities with peace and violence.  An expert on violence in Buddhist thought, Jerryson is the author of Buddhist Fury:  Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand (2011) and Buddhist Warfare (2010), among other scholarly contributions.

L. Hawkins

Larycia A. Hawkins

Visiting Faculty Fellow
Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture
University of Virginia

Thursday, March 16

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Extended Education Auditorium, EE-1213

Hawkins’ active research agenda includes a book on the politics of black Catholic parishes in Chicago. Her writing, speaking, teaching, and scholarship are squarely animated by a conviction that political science should be relevant to the real world. She previously founded and directed the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Wheaton College, where she served for 8 years as Associate Professor of Political Science.

Najeeba Syeed

Najeeba Syeed

Associate Professor of Interreligious Education
Claremont Graduate University

Tuesday, April 25

2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Library South Wing, 5th floor

Syeed is recognized as a leader in peacebuilding and twice received the Jon Anson Ford Award for reducing violence in schools and in the area of interracial gang conflicts and was named Southern California Mediation Association’s “Peace­maker of the Year” in 2007.