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Berz and Ziffren Endowed Lectures

Ken Knoespel delivered the 2019 Berz Lecture at the GW Religion Department.
Ken Knoespel delivered the GW Religion Department's 2019 Berz Lecture.

The Department of Religion hosts the Abbie Ziffren Annual Lecture and the David and Sherry Berz Endowed Lecture. The events feature distinguished scholars in religious studies who share their expertise.

Endowed Lectures



Latest News from the Religion Department

Sylvia Cassidy and U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona

Sylvia Cassidy, BA '25, Religion and Political Science

This summer I had the great fortune of working for the Department of Education and as an intern for the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP).

Trachtenberg prize winners on stage

GW Distinguished Faculty Honored at 13th Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony

Faculty awarded the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg prizes included Paul B. Duff, professor of religion in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.

Professor Eyal Aviv

Professor Eyal Aviv Received a 2022 Morton A. Bender Teaching Award at GW’s 12th Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony

The Bender Award recognizes faculty at GW who have maintained the highest academic standards while fostering an inclusive environment for their students.


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