The Kozmetsky Center seeks to deepen understanding of the complex
challenges of an increasingly integrated world community—

Providing a Forum for Analysis & Dialogue on Critical Global Issues Fostering Educational & Professional Networks Among the St. Edward’s University Community, Austin & the World

Featuring Contributions of Leading Academic Experts & Practitioners

Supporting the mission of St. Edwards University in promoting global engagement and understanding, peace and social justice—

Spring 2020 Preview of Events

COVID-19 Global Pandemic: In support of St. Edward’s University online transition responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Kozmetsky Center will offer our campus sessions via videoconference, webcast, and audio formats. Please join the Kozmetsky Center for our upcoming web-based programs and engage with us through Zoom/Skype/Soundcloud/Tele-Town-Hall hosted sessions and meetings, Twitter, Facebook, and Kozmetsky Center Briefing Series publications.

We are dedicated to continuing to deliver our programs for the St. Edward's University community and to collaborating with our colleagues in the United States and throughout the world, utilizing our web-based platforms during this period of unprecedented difficulty for our entire global society. Please take good care as we continue to place the highest priority on the safety and well-being of the St. Edward’s University campus community and those contributing to our programs in Austin and throughout the world.

On Wednesday, February 5, the Kozmetsky Center will feature our first event for the new decade entitled “Exploring Religious-Policy/Security Nexus in Addressing Global Security Challenges.” The session is a continuation of the Kozmetsky Center (St. Edward’s University) and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) project series on religion in international security with the support of the NATO Public Diplomacy Division (Brussels).

The session will feature perspectives of project leaders, policy/security practitioners, together with St. Edward’s University faculty of Religious Studies Dr. Kelley Coblentz Bautch and Dr. Jennifer Veninga. St. Edward’s University Professor Emeritus Father Lou Brusatti will join Imam Yahya Pallavicini, President of COREIS, the Islamic Religious Community of Italy, to bring perspectives of the Catholic and Islamic faiths to the discussion.

Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University

Providing a forum for global dialogue enriching the educational experience & serving as a resource for the policy, academic & private/civic sector communities—