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Robert Hamerton-Kelly Robert Hamerton-Kelly was Senior Research Scholar Emeritus at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University, and the president emeritus of Imitatio Inc., an organization that furthers the study of mimetic theory. As Dean of Chapel and Consulting Professor, he was a full member of the Stanford Faculty. He lectured [...]

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René Girard René Girard was a member of the Académie Francaise, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was Andrew B. Hammond Professor Emeritus of French and Comparative Literature, Stanford University. Internationally renowned for his work on the nexus between violence and religion as well as his “mimetic theory,” René Girard’s publications have been [...]

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Jack Miles Jack Miles is Distinguished Professor of English and Religious Studies Emeritus at the University of California, Irvine. In 1996, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for God: A Biography (translated into 16 languages) and is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship (2002-2007). Professor Miles was a Jesuit seminarian from 1960 to 1970, studying [...]

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Keith Ross Keith Ross is a Princeton University graduate who has worked in the financial markets for 30 years. Currently, Keith is engaged with several entrepreneurial ventures. A member of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion, he has been a student of René Girard’s work and in January 2007, founded The Raven Foundation with his [...]

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Martha J. Reinecke Dr. Martha J. Reineke (Ph.D. Vanderbilt University) is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and World Religions at the University of Northern Iowa.  She previously served as Director of the Graduate Program in Women’s and Gender Studies at UNI.   Her areas of teaching and research expertise include theories of sex and [...]