Call for Fellowship Applications: 2014-2015 Religion and the Liberal OrderAPPLY ONLINE
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Call for Proposals
The Transatlantic Academy is seeking candidates to serve as resident Fellows from September 2014-June 2015 to examine the research theme: Religion and the Liberal Order. Each year the Transatlantic Academy – located at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington DC – brings together scholars from Europe and North America to work on a single set of issues facing the transatlantic community. The Academy is an interdisciplinary institution which is open to all social science disciplines, the humanities and the natural sciences. For more information on the Academy please visit our website at www.transatlanticacademy.org.
In its 2014-15 fellowship year the Academy will examine issues related to the role of religion in shaping the liberal order both at home and abroad. The Transatlantic Academy Fellows will spend the year both conducting their own individual research and in developing a collaborative research project which will result in a policy paper. The Academy invites proposals for research examining various aspects of religion and the liberal order, including:
•The role of religion in politics and the implications for liberal values: this will include an examination of the implications of the rise of the Christian right in the U.S., in contrast to secular Europe, and the role of Islamist political parties in the Arab Spring. What are the policy implications of the revival of religion for liberal values and political practice? Can there be a transatlantic dialogue on the policy relevance of religion?
•The role of religion in foreign policy: civil society groups and governments in the West try to export western values of religious freedoms around the world, from the Middle East and North Africa to Southeast Asia. What role does religion play in western foreign policy, as well as in the foreign policies of other countries around the world?
•Migration and religion in the West: how are migration patterns affecting the religious makeup of North American and European societies, and what are the social, cultural, and political implications? How have European states in particular been coping with an ever growing diversity of religions in their societies?
Applicants for senior fellowships must have a PhD and professional experience equivalent to that of an Associate Professor. Applicants who combine academic excellence with practical field or policy experience will have an advantage. Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowships must have completed their PhD within the last five years.
- Jessica Hirsch
For more information, including instructions for how to apply, please visit the Transatlantic Academy’s website: www.transatlanticacademy.com.