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Upcoming Speaker: José Casanova, Ph.D.

We are glad to announce that José Casanova, a leading scholar in the sociology of religion and Professor Emeritus at Georgetown University, has agreed to present a webinar hosted by the USCCA, ChinaSource, and China Academic Consortium:


"The Three Phases of the Globalization of Catholicism in Asia, with special focus on developments in China"

José Casanova, Ph.D.

June 10, 2024

7:30 p.m. (ET)

Online via Zoom


José Casanova is a Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University. From 1987 to 2007, he served as Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research, NY. His book, Public Religions in the Modern World, (Chicago, 1994) has become a modern classic and has been translated into many European and non-European languages. Casanova holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the Seminario Metropolitano in Zaragoza, Spain, an M.A. in Theology from Universität Innsbruck, Austria, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the New School for Social Research. He is the recipient of the 2012 Theologischer Preis der Salzburger Hochschulwochen in recognition of his life-long achievement in the field of theology. 


Dr. Casanova's talk will be about 30 minutes, followed by approximately 30 minutes of questions and answers from the audience. The event will be moderated by none other than Richard Madsen, Ph.D., USCCA board member and author of 15 books on China and China-US relations.


Please register for this event and submit any questions you would like to ask through the audience registration and question submission form. Attendees are encouraged to read some of Dr. Casanova's work beforehand:

We look forward with great anticipation to Dr. Casanova's talk, and hope with sincerity that you are able to attend. For additional opportunities to learn through the USCCA, we encourage you to register as a participant in the 29th International Conference.


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