Erica Bornstein

2011
Forces of CompassionSAR Press PublicationForces of Compassion: Humanitarianism Between Ethics and PoliticsSuffering and charity have a long history. Both human sorrows and attempted remedies were familiar features of life in earlier eras and religious traditions, however, during the final decades of the twentieth century, natural disasters and civilian casualties of war transformed into “humanitarian crises.” In these recurring dramas presented by international media, an extensive network of interstate entities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) supplies assistance to victims.
2008, March 9–13
Between Politics and Ethics: The Anthropology of Global HumanitarianismAdvanced SeminarBetween Politics and Ethics: The Anthropology of Global HumanitarianismFour themes guided this seminar—anthropology’s engagement with humanitarianism, religious and secular cosmologies, political limits, and stakes of intervention—with a special focus on the relationship between humanitarianism and war and the emotional and physical dimensions of humanitarianism.
2007, January 3–5
Short SeminarReligion, Social Conscience, and the Global AgeFor the purpose of honoring the intellectual contributions of Susan L. Foote, former chair of SAR's Board of Managers, this seminar brought participants together to focus on her scholarly interests in eighteenth-century religion and society, particularly evangelicalism, commerce, and philanthropy.
2006–2007
Erica BornsteinSchool for Advanced Research and Social Science Research Council Resident ScholarThe Orphan: A Cultural Account in New Delhi


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