Religion, Identity, and Global Governance Program
CRCC is a partner in the RIGG project, a three-year initiative (2006-09) from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs. The Luce Foundation sought to increase America's capacity for international understanding with new focus on deepening public understanding of religion as a critical but often neglected factor in policy issues throughout the world. The RIGG project deepens partnerships between campus departments as part of USC's strategic plan in interdisciplinary and socially relevant scholarship. The RIGG partners; The School of International Relations, the Center for International Studies and the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the Center on Public Diplomacy and the Knight Chair in Media and Religion; are working together to develop a comprehensive research and training program to prepare students for careers in which issues of religious identity and religious norms and values are likely to intervene.