With an unparalleled location in the nation's capital, award-winning faculty and access to some of the most important research repositories in the world, the GW Department of History offers an ideal platform from which to explore our past. Undergraduate and graduate students are exposed to a diversity of topics, from the Africa diaspora to the Cold War, from imperialism to urbanization, from the founding of Islam to Judaic history, from race relations to labor, law and politics. Students graduate with the knowledge and analytical tools necessary for success in a wide range of careers.
How Free is Religious Freedom?
Udi Greenberg's talk will consider a series of recent controversies that have led many thinkers to question the principle of religious freedom. Despite its egalitarian aspirations, they claim, it often fosters discrimination (as shown by the mistreatment of Muslims in France or Copts in Egypt). This talk will draw on the recent history of European Christian politics to assess this line of thinking, and to reflect on the potential future of religious liberty.
Professor Eric Arnesen appeared on C-SPAN3 for the segment “American Democracy and Post-World War II Japan."