Dr. Curtis’ forthcoming book Holy Humanitarians: American Evanglicals and Global Aid examines the crucial role popular religious media played in the extension of US aid at home and abroad from the late-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Drawing on rigorous archival research, Curtis lays bare the theological motivations, social forces, cultural assumptions, business calculations, and political dynamics that shaped Americans’ ambivalent embrace of evangelical philanthropy during a pivotal period in the nation’s history. In the process she uncovers the seeds of today’s heated debates over the politics of poverty relief and international aid.
None of the security caps imposed on the Balkans since 1878 has held. Will the current one be any different? Fletcher PhD Dr. David Kanin will discuss the intersection of jihadism, Russia, China, and the US in the Balkans.
Lunch will be provided. Co-hosted by Fletcher Eurasia Club.
Max Primorac brings 25 years of foreign policy and national security experience in the public and private sectors. As an expert in U.S. engagement in Iraq, he will discuss the protection of religious minorities in complex stabilization operations.
Lunch will be served.