Policy Dialogue on Religions and International Relations


Location: Rome Global Gateway

The new edition of the Policy Dialogue on Religions and International Relations is organized by ISPI and the Keough School of Global Affairs, the University of Notre Dame in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFAIC) and the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development (PaRD). The Policy Dialogue will take place on June 23-24 in Rome at the Rome Global Gateway. The Italian Initiative on ‘Religions and International Relations’ was launched in 2009 by the Policy Planning Unit of the Italian MFAIC, in co-operation with ISPI where its research programme is based, with the aim to discuss the growing role of religion in international affairs by gathering scholars of religions and international relations, diplomats and policy makers, media actors and religious representatives, as well as movements and associations active in inter-religious dialogue. This year’s dialogue will provide an opportunity to achieve a more nuanced understanding of what religious actors can bring to the table as partners in development and will aim to foster new religious engagement strategies and practical innovations for secular–religious partnerships to respond to global policy challenges in the spirit of the 2030 SDGs Agenda.