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Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, co-hosted a symposium on the University of California Berkeley campus, Oct. 18-19. Medovoi worked closely with a faculty member in the UC Ethnic Studies department. The symposium gathered a group of distinguished national
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Posted: October 29, 2012

Leerom Medovoi, English faculty, co-hosted a symposium on the University of California Berkeley campus, Oct. 18-19. Medovoi worked closely with a faculty member in the UC Ethnic Studies department. The symposium gathered a group of distinguished national and international scholars to explore the historical and contemporary relationships of religion, race, and the practice of war. It included scholars from the fields of law, religion, literature, history, philosophy, ethnic studies, and anthropology from Berkeley, NYU, UC Irvine, UC Davis, Amherst College, University of Illinois, and the Academy of Sciences in Slovenia. The symposium was funded by Maxine Elliot Professor Judith Butler's $1.5 million Mellon Foundation prize for "Thinking Critically About War." In addition to co-hosting the event, Medovoi offered the symposium's culminating remarks to close the event.