How will migrations introducing secondary languages into Europe influence the region and what is the relationship between migrations and religious studies? On a practical level, how will the education and non-profit sector react to this phenomenon?
In a 3-week research trip to Rome, Carmila Raymon Belfon examined the modern migration situation on three different horizons: 1) an international academy conference at the Gregorian University; 2) explorations into the religious archives at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Vatican Library; and, 3) interviews and public talks from NGO first-responder, Centro Astalli/ Jesuit Refugee Services. This presentation chronicles one approach in which international studies can engage religious studies. As well, it serves as a model for future applicants of the Frieda Sanidas Leason and Bernard V. Leason European Union Scholarship Fund.
Carmilla Raymon Belfon is a PHD candidate at the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology and a recipient of the Frieda Sanidas Leason and Bernard V Leason Scholarship. Carmilla conducts research specific to Jewish ethnic constructions. Prior to beginning her PhD, for 4 year she served as Assistant Professor in New Testament at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. Through funding from the Vinnik Fellowship for Advanced Study in Israel, she completed archaeological research and field explorations in the Judean Desert through the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2016 and returned again in 2017. Raymond Belfon now serves on the Advisory Committee for the 2018 exhibition of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. In addition to PhD studies, she is the Contextual Education Coordinator in the Office of Professional Formation at Iliff School of Theology and Adjunct Professor in the Office of Internationalization at the University of Denver.
Please join us for a lively presentation and Q&A discussion!
Join us after the talk for information on Leason scholarship applications for 2018. Funds are available for students pursuing EU studies.
Lunch will be provided.