Ron Hassner Session Overview

Chancellor's Professor of Political Science & Diller Family Chair in Israel Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Director, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Ron E. Hassner is Chancellor's Professor of Political Science and Diller Family Chair in Israel Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is a faculty director of the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. Ron studies the role of symbols and ideas in international security with particular attention to the relationship between religion and violence. His publications have focused on territorial disputes, religion in the military, conflicts over holy places, and the pervasive role of religion on the modern battlefield. His recent publications include Religion in the Military Worldwide; Religion on the Battlefield; and War on Sacred Grounds.  He founded, and was first chair, of the “Religion and International Relations” section of the International Studies Association, and he edits the Cornell University Press series on "Religion and Conflict".

 

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