The Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict

Assumption University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. John Cappucci, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, as The Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict

“I am delighted to have been renewed as the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict. Since initially taking up this position in 2017, I have worked to align the chair with the intellectual needs and interests of our community. As I begin my six-year term, it is my intention to further develop and deliver programming that will continue to appeal to a diverse audience. As always, I am grateful to the Jarislowsky Foundation, Assumption University, and the Basilian Fathers for the opportunity to serve as chair.”

Dr. Cappucci earned a Ph.D. in political science at Carleton University, an M.A. from Queen’s University, and a B.A. from the University of Windsor.  His research interests include religion and politics, world religions, diasporas, and multicultural theory.  Dr. Cappucci’s refereed journal articles have appeared in several internationally-recognized publications, including the Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies, Fieldwork in Religion, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs.  He has also published two dozen encyclopedia articles on a range of topics.

Launched in 2004, the Chair in Religion and Conflict was established at Assumption University thanks to a generous $1-million donation from The Jarislowsky Foundation and a matching gift from the Basilian Fathers of Sandwich in Ontario.

Dr. Cappucci’s appointment is for six years effective September 1, 2020.