Panel Probes Problem of Religion in China

Posted: April 22, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Why is religion viewed as a problem in China? How will China’s policies toward religious freedom impact relations with the United States? A panel of George Mason professors will discuss these questions and other related topics today at “Religion and the State of China: Conflict or Cooperation?” Free and open to the public, the event is held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Room C.

Sara Cobb, director of the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR), and Richard Rubenstein, ICAR professor, will serve as moderators. Panelists are Carol Hamrin, affiliate professor in ICAR and at the Center for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, and former senior China research specialist at the U.S. Department of State; Young-Chan Ro, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies associate professor and an expert on East Asian religions, comparative religions, and inter-religious dialogue; and Ming Wan, Department of Public and International Affairs associate professor and author of Human Rights in Chinese Foreign Relations: Defining and Defending National Interests.

ICAR, University Life, and CAPEC sponsor the discussion. For more information, call CAPEC at x32151.

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