Religion and Politics with Ron Hassner (Conversations with History)
Date: 4/4/2011; 57 minutes

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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Berkeley political scientist Ron Hassner to discuss his book, "War on Sacred Grounds," including the challenges facing international relations scholars and policy makers as they address political conflict in which religion plays a central role. He describes the factors making holy places so contentious an issue in many parts of the world. He then focuses on two case studies where political leaders worked with religious leaders to resolve conflict: the Israeli solution for access to the Temple Mount after the 1967 War, and the Saudi solution to the seizure of Mecca by radical extremists in 1979. (#21031)

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