Ambassador Nayed’s Plenary Address now available for viewing

Ambassador Nayed’s Plenary Address now available for viewing

Click below to watch “Scriptures as Operational Artifacts,” Libyan Ambassador to the U.A.E., Dr. Aref Nayed’s plenary address for the “Weaponizing Scripture?” conference put on by the graduate students in the Scripture, Interpretation and Practice (SIP) Program in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia on March 22-23, 2015.

For more information about the SIP Program please click here.

Meet our Faculty Respondents!

Meet our Faculty Respondents!

With the “Weaponizing Scripture?” conference only one week away we are pleased to announce the faculty who will be responding to the graduate student panels. Please click on each picture below to reach their faculty bio pages.

Panel 1: Scripture and the Passions
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Peter Ochs, Department of Religious Studies
Panel 2: Scripture and the State
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Shankar Nair, Department of Religious Studies
Panel 3: Scripture and Subversion
Maurice Wallace, Department of English
Panel 4: Scripture: Who's In? Who's Out?
Elizabeth Shanks Alexander, Department of Religious Studies

For the conference schedule of events, click here.
To see a list of graduate presenters, click here.
For information on our plenary speaker, Ambassador Aref Nayed, click here.