Baskerville Institute Upcoming Webinar:
Honoring Glenn Schweitzer: A Legacy of Bridge-Building through Science. This webinar will celebrate Glenn Schweitzer’s life and work, exploring the lasting impact of his contributions to science diplomacy.
Join us for an inspiring discussion on March 5, 2024, 1 PM ( MT), 3 PM (NYT) & 12 PM (PCT).
In an era where political divides often dominate the headlines, the story of Glenn Schweitzer shines as a beacon of hope and understanding. A visionary scientist and diplomat, Schweitzer tirelessly built bridges between the United States and Iran during a period of significant tension. He recognized that collaboration, even amidst adversity, could offer a powerful counterpoint to the narrative of conflict.
Schweitzer’s legacy is particularly relevant in today’s globalized world, where scientific challenges transcend national borders. His unwavering belief in science diplomacy remains a critical guiding light, reminding us that the pursuit of shared knowledge and progress can foster positive connections and mutual respect, even across seemingly insurmountable divides.
Schweitzer’s dedication to building bridges echoes the spirit of Howard Baskerville. Though separated by time and profession, both individuals shared a profound belief in the unifying power of human connection and the importance of fostering understanding, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable differences.
Check out our Spring 2024 Newsletter!
GUEST ARTICLE: STEPHEN BASKERVILLE Following in the footsteps of his ancestor, Howard Baskerville, Stephen Baskerville contributed this article to the Baskerville Institute, exploring the complexities of the Iran-US relationship. Dr. Stephen Baskerville “Hostility...
Baskerville Institute Digital Friendship (BIDF)
Imagine a world where borders and boundaries do not limit education. A world where students from Iran and America can connect with one another and share their experiences and knowledge without ever having to leave their homes. Baskerville Digital Friendship (BIDF) is an online platform that offers Iranian students the opportunity to take online courses from top American universities.
BIDF is more than just an online learning platform. It’s a community of students from Iran and the United States who are passionate about learning and making a difference.
Join our digital community and start your journey to a brighter future.
The Baskerville Institute’s dedication to examining the theological and ethical foundations of friendship allows us to understand the importance of different perspectives in the process of building community. The Civic Friendship Initiative aims to promote the highest expression of humanity and generate friendship symbols that preserve societal friendship. For the Baskerville Institute, civic friendship is vital for the continued growth and development of our Institute.
The Story of Louise Firouz, the American who Discovered the Caspian Horse in Iran
Baskerville Institute is dedicated to enhancing friendship and understanding between Americans and Iranians. We highlight the many ways in which Americans and Iranians have collaborated to make the world a better place.
By focusing on the positive contributions that Americans and Iranians have made to one another, and we can help to build an understanding relationship and a peaceful world.
Christianity & Islam: Friendship & Contemporary Challenges
Religion has often been used to divide people and vilify those of other faith traditions. However, we believe that a profound understanding of both Christianity and Islam will lead to the rejection of violence and extremism and the affirmation of peace and coexistence. This webinar will explore the ways in which Muslims and Christians can walk together in friendship to build the peaceful world that God intended. Our distinguished panel of academics and religious leaders from Iran and the United States will guide us through this important discussion at this critical juncture: Christianity and Islam, Friendship, and Contemporary Challenges.