Understanding Religion(s) in International Affairs: One Foundation’s Experience
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 7:30pm • Centre Congregational Church, Brattleboro
Talk by Michael Gilligan
In the first of a series of talks titled Engaging the World: Issues and Strategies, cosponsored by the Windham World Affairs Council, scholar Michael Gilligan will discuss the role of generosity in international affairs. Michael is president of the Henry Luce Foundation, an organization that supports higher education, American art, Asian studies, theology, and women in science and engineering. During his presidency, the foundation has developed a series of new initiatives: including one in Religion in International Affairs and the Luce Fund for Theological Education. Before serving as president, Michael directed the Luce Foundation’s Theology Program, and also served in accrediting and leadership education for the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Michael received the B.A. from Duke University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Virginia.