Constructing Sectarianism in the Middle East: Foreign Interventions and the Search for Cultural Identity

Kathleen Moore
Religious Studies
UC Santa Barbara

An examination of the concept and evolution of sectarianism. What is the role played by foreign powers, such as the United States, in making sectarian identity so central to contemporary political, social, and economic systems? This conference was organized by UCHRI’s Conferences & Seminars program grantee, Kathleen Moore, Chair of Department of Religious Studies and Interim Director of the Capps Center for the Study of Religion, Ethics and Public Life at UC Santa Barbara.