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Faith, War, and Schism: Religion in Russia-Ukraine Relations

April 9, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

The Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law and Diplomacy (RLD) and Fletcher Russia and Eurasia Program are  pleased to welcome Dr. George Weigel and Dr. George Soroka for a panel discussion on the geopolitical consequences of the recent split between the Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox Churches. The panel will be moderated by IRLD’s faculty adviser Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou. Please view the poster for the event here. Lunch will be served. Attendance is by registration only on Eventbrite.

The recent split between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches has been called “the biggest Christian schism since 1054.” Its impact will reverberate far beyond the Orthodox Church, though. This panel will explore the historical, religious, and political context of the split, as well as its effect on the geopolitical landscape, Russia-Ukraine relations, and ecumenical dialogue.

Dr. George Weigel, distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.

Dr. George Soroka is a Lecturer on Government and Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University. His academic interests include post-communist politics and religion and politics.

Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou is Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School, where she directs the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy. Her current research focuses on Orthodox Christianity and geopolitics.


April 9, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy
Fletcher Russia and Eurasia Program


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The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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