CEDAR Activities

"The Tragedy of Human Rights: Liberalism and the Loss of Belonging", by Adam B. Seligman and David W. Montgomery

“The Tragedy of Human Rights: Liberalism and the Loss of Belonging”, by Adam B. Seligman and David W. Montgomery. 2019. Society. 56(3): 203-209. We argue here that human rights are as much the problem as they are the solution to the contemporary challenge of constructing civil society, observing that the seemingly inherent long-term social and political…

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CEDAR receives 2017 Praxis Award honorable mention

On December 1, CEDAR received an honorable mention for the 2017 Praxis Award given by the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists (WAPA) at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association. As one Praxis Award juror noted: Longitudinal survey data indicate that participants carried the CEDAR experience forward in their careers. And CEDAR team members have…

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"Yoga at the Nusantara School of Difference", by Rahel Wasserfall

“Yoga at the Nusantara School of Difference”, by Rahel Wasserfall. 2017. Yoga practice at the Nusantara School of Difference in Indonesia is among the many group activities fellows engage in during a typical program…. Read the Full ArticleRead More »

"How to Live with Difference in a Divided Nation" - interview with David Montgomery

“How to Live with Difference in a Divided Nation: In an Age of Disagreement, Advice for Getting Along,” by Andrew Thurston. Boston University College of Arts & Sciences Magazine. Spring 2017. Whether you’re overjoyed or petrified at seeing Donald J. Trump in the White House, there’s probably one thing everyone can agree on: the other half…

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"Broken Politics and the Hope of Discomfort", by David W. Montgomery

“Broken Politics and the Hope of Discomfort”, by David W. Montgomery. 2017. Maydan. January 19. These are days desperate for answers. In both practical and existential terms, people are asking what Trump’s Electoral College win – and presidency – means. Does his combative style represent a new populism? Does his presidency give legitimacy to racist and…

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