Religious Actors in the International Sphere

saturday 15 september 2018 - 10:00


3-4 December 2018 at the CERI and the Ecole militaire, Paris

Call for papers

Deadline for responses: 15 September 2018

The role of religious actors in the international public sphere is no longer easy to define. We observe a growing involvement of such actors in international issues, be they diplomatic, military, economic, social or cultural. Yet, at an analytical level, theories of international relations do not always pay sufficient attention to them, considering that they have only “supporting roles” in the global scene compared to the United-States, international organizations or even to non-state armed groups.

One of the main goals of the conference consists in better incorporating the Francophone research into the international scientific debates on the place of the religious factors in the international sphere and the process of globalization. We believe that this essential issue in contemporary international relations and public debates does not attract the deserved attention in the Francophone social and political sciences.

The three main axis of this conference are described below:

  • Modes of visibility adopted by religious actors in the international sphere
  • The registers with which religions are internationalized
  • Religions, conflict and peace