Center for Religion and Conflict

ASU is a national leader in bringing humanistic and artistic knowledge to addressing a variety of societal challenges, including our national security efforts.

The Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict combines demography and geography with deep knowledge of how religion works in cultures to help us understand “hot spots” around the
world. For example, “Finding Allies: Mapping Counter-Radical Muslim Discourse” is a research project examining what Muslims in West Africa, Western Europe and Southeast Asia are doing to counter and thwart the advance of radicalization. ASU was one of seven projects in the U.S funded by the Department of Defense's Minerva Initiative, a program that focuses on areas of strategic important to U.S. national security policy.