Winnifred F. Sullivan, professor and director of the Law, Religion and Culture Program in the UB Law School, is one of four national scholars to receive a grant from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs for a new project entitled “Politics of Religious Freedom.”
The three-year project will be jointly based at the University of California-Berkeley’s new Institute for Integrative Social Sciences and Northwestern University’s Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies. It will be affiliated with the law schools at UB and the University of Maryland.
“Politics of Religious Freedom” will consider how religious freedom is being transformed through legal and political contestations in Egypt, India, South Africa, the United States and the European Union. The grant will generate a body of research and writing on the global history and politics of religious freedom that is intended to inform both academic research and contemporary policy debates at local, national and international levels.