The conference entitled “Love and Forgiveness in Governance: Learning from Experience” will be held from November 13 to 14, at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Love and forgiveness are two universal values practiced throughout the world, which seem to transcend race, culture, and nationality. While experience reveals that leaders at all levels can exemplify or build aspects of love and forgiveness into their work, the Symposium will provide a space for exploration and in depth analysis of the role of love and forgiveness in governance. The symposium is organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio, the Berkley Center at Georgetown University, the School for Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, Center for Human and Civil Rights at the University of Notre Dame, the Center for the Thought of John Paul II, and the Fetzer Institute. By gathering international practitioners, scholars, and exemplars to share their experiences, this conference will help foster an understanding of the power and potential of love and forgiveness amongst the governing professions and beyond.
To Register for the event, visit the Berkley Center web page at:
For the schedule and logistical details, visit the Berkley Center web page at:
For additional background information on this conference and other projects highlighting the role of love and forgiveness in governance, visit the following web pages:
- Diplomacy Research Blog: http://blogs.shu.edu/
- The Fetzer Institute on Governing Professions:http://www.fetzer.org/work/
- The Beyond Intractability Blog: http://www.