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Professor José Casanova receives Honorary Doctorate

03 June 2014

On Friday 13 June, the University of Groningen will award ten honorary doctorates as part of its 400th anniversary celebrations. The honorary doctorate proposed by the Faculty of Theology & Religious Studies will be awarded to José Casanova (1951), Georgetown University (Washington, DC), Department of Sociology, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. José Casanova is one of the world's most prominent scholars in the sociology of religion, with a special interest in the contemporary period and the relation between religion, secularism, and processes of globalization.

José Casanova
José Casanova

Because of this honorary doctorate, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies organises a special programme with professor Casanova with a public lecture on June 11th and a paneldiscussion on June 12th.

> Read his blogs on secularism, religion and the public sphere.
> More information on the ceremony

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