The Center’s theme for 2017 is Navigating a World in Transition: Creating a New Map for Foreign Affairs. The world has seen major disruptive changes occurring at increasing rates of speed for many decades. The changes have been technological, cultural, political and social. Many of our long-held models and worldviews and maps of how to see and make sense of the world no longer work. The inclusion of the study and impact of culture and religion can be a major step in creating new maps of how the world really is and how to navigate its complexity and interconnectedness and for the important field of foreign affairs.
This year, faculty, fellows, and students will explore some of the most pressing global challenges through digital and on-ground initiatives that include brown-bags, public gatherings, the publication of issues papers and monographs, and digital research seminars. The Center also seeks to advance scholarship in peace and conflict studies by making available an online occasional paper series.