The Rome Gateway opens applications for the Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics

Author: Costanza Montanari


Applications for the Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics that will take place from June 4 to 17, 2023 in Rome are open. Graduate students working at the crossroads of religion and global politics may send their submissions by February 10th, 2023. 

The Rome Summer Seminars is a two-week program designed to draw on the unique religious and geopolitical resources of the city of Rome. The Seminars will include a 10-day writing workshop for students and culminate in a 2-day symposium for senior scholars and practitioners. The research theme for the 2023 symposium will be “Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Contemporary Global Crises.”

The Seminars aspire to become a hub for innovative reflection on religion and politics and to form a new network of scholars and leaders equipped with the religious knowledge, academic training and policy expertise to effectively engage major policy debates on religion and global affairs. Students will explore key themes emerging in the field of religion and global politics and meet with religious leaders, scholars and policy-markers from across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.


The program will include daily seminars with members of the steering committee and confirmed keynote lectures by Olivier Roy (European University Institute), Kristina Stoeckl (University of Innsbruck), Cenap Aydin (Istituto Tevere),  Scott Appleby (University of Notre Dame), Mohammed Hashas (LUISS) and Anna Rowlands (Durham University). 

The Rome Summer Seminars’ organizational model is a multi-member collaborative consortium which combines scholarship, policy expertise and religious knowledge. The consortium builds on existing partnerships between the following institutions: the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway (RGG), Keough School of Global Affairs and Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion; the Pontifical Gregorian University (PUG); the Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI); the Sinderesi Foundation; the Adyan Foundation of Lebanon; the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies of Jordan; the Hanns Seidel Stiftung and John Cabot University (JCU).

The Rome Summer Seminars are being generously funded by the University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway and Keough School of Global Affairs, the Hanns Seidel Stiftung in Rome, and John Cabot University.

To apply follow instructions here. 

Learn more on the Rome Summer Seminars on Religion and Global Politics here.


Originally published by Costanza Montanari at on November 29, 2022.