2020 Annual Meeting

Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 21-24, 2020. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meeting, we will promptly notify you.

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Registration:

All remaining regional meetings for 2020 have been canceled

2015 AAR Annual Meeting Audio Files - Atlanta

Listen on SoundCloud to the twelve sessions recorded at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

A21-145 Plenary Panel: Racial Injustice and Religious Response from Selma to Ferguson (64 minutes)

Imani Perry, Princeton University
Cornel West, Union Theological Seminary
Ruby Nell Sales, SpiritHouse Project, Atlanta, GA

Thomas A. Tweed, University of Notre Dame, Presiding

A21-250 The Study of Religion and Responses to Terrorism: Paris, Beirut, and Beyond (2 hours 11 minutes)

Sarah Rollens, Rhodes College
Stephanie Frank, Columbia College, Chicago
Edward E. Curtis, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Jerusha Lamptey, Union Theological Seminary

Todd Green, Luther College, Presiding

A21-118 Morality Without Religion: Empathy, Fairness, and Prosocial Primates (2 hours 24 minutes)

Frans de Waal, Emory University
Sarah Brosnan, Georgia State University
Edward Slingerland. University of British Columbia
Robert N. McCauley, Emory University
Azim Shariff, University of Oregon

Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut, Presiding

A21-336 Tillich's Theological Legacies (2 hours 21 minutes)

Harvey Cox, Harvard University
Robert Russell, Center for Theology and Natural Sciences, Berkeley, CA
Pamela Cooper-White, Union Theological Seminary
Willie J. Jennings, Yale University

Mary Ann Stenger, University of Louisville
John Thatamanil, Union Theological Seminary

Sharon Peebles Burch, Presiding

A22-150 Presidential Address: Thomas A. Tweed (50 minutes)

Thomas A. Tweed, University of Notre Dame

Serene Jones, Union Theological Seminary, Presiding

A22-302 The Value of Religious Studies in an Age of Budget Cuts (1 hour 27 minutes)

Susan E. Hill, University of Northern Iowa
Charles A. Kimball, University of Oklahoma
Vasudha Narayanan, University of Florida
Grant H. Potts, Austin Community College

Erik Owens, Boston College, Presiding

A22-106 Religious Liberty, The Supreme Court, RFRA, and RLUIPA (2 hours 22 minutes)

Matthew Scherer, George Mason University
Winnifred Sullivan, Indiana University
Mark Silk, Trinity College
Barbara A. McGraw, Saint Mary’s College of California

A22-254 The Marty Forum: Ziba Mir-Hosseini (1 hour 28 minutes)

Ziba Mir-Hosseini, University of London
Diana L. Eck, Harvard University

Michael Kessler, Georgetown University, and Ayesha S. Chaudhry, University of British Columbia, Presiding

A22-334 Honoring Karen McCarthy Brown (1 hour 7 minutes)

Robert A. Orsi, Northwestern University
Pamela Klassen, University of Toronto
Aisha Beliso-De Jesus, Harvard University
Claudine Michel, University of California, Santa Barbara

Jalane D. Schmidt, University of Virginia, Presiding

A23-147 “Normativity” and the Academic Study of Religion: Reframing the Conversation about Theology and Religious Studies (60 minutes)

Ann Taves, University of California, Santa Barbara
Graham Ward, Oxford University

Thomas A. Tweed, University of Notre Dame, Presiding

A23-315 Ebola, Africa, and Beyond: An Epidemic in Religious and Public Health Perspectives (2 hours 30 minutes)

Elias Kifon Bongmba, Rice University
Scott Santibañez, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
John Blevins, Emory University
Ellen Idler, Emory University

Joseph Hellweg, Florida State University, Presiding

A23-106 Media Representations of ISIS - ISIL (2 hours 25 minutes)

Kecia Ali, Boston University
Caner Dagli, College of the Holy Cross
Sohaira Siddiqi, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Ayesha S. Chaudhry, University of British Columbia, Presiding

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