Contending Modernities: Catholic, Muslim, Secular

Location: Rome Global Gateway

June 3-5, 2015

As an interdisciplinary research initiative, Contending Modernities explores how Islam and Catholicism have understood, accommodated, altered, and resisted the radical transformations that have characterized the modern world. This plenary conference will bring together members of each of the Contending Modernities working groups (Science and the Human Person; Global Migration and the New Cosmopolitanism; Authority, Community, Identity) who will showcase their research-in-progress, and explore areas of convergence between the working groups. The conference will feature keynote addresses from leading public intellectuals, and contributions from Italian scholars and policy makers.