“Religion, Ethics, and Peace: Honoring the Career of Professor David Little,” Harvard Divinity School, 13-14 November 2009

The “Conference on Religion, Ethics, and Peace: Honoring the Career of Professor David Little,” co-sponsored by Harvard Divinity School and the Kroc Institute for International Peace at the University of Notre Dame, was held on November 13-14, 2009 at the Harvard Divinity School in Boston.  The conference, organized in honor of David Little, retiring Professor of the Practice in Religion, Ethnicity, and International Conflict, brought together leading scholars in the fields of religious ethics, religion, and human rights, and international peace studies to pay tribute to a scholar of great distinction and abiding influence.  A keynote lecture was delivered by John Witte, Jr., Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory Law School, and four panels were anchored by David Little’s colleagues and former students. ICLRS Director Cole Durham, Jr. joined participants Barney Twiss of Florida State University, Abdulaziz Sachedina of the University of Virginia, and Grace Kao of Claremont School of Theology in the panel addressing “Human Rights and Religious Freedom,” moderated by Gerard Powers, University of Notre Dame, with response by Jeremy Gunn, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco.