The Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict

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

“I am thrilled to take up the chair position once again. The courses and activities that we organized last year were very well-received by both the campus and community. We already have several engaging activities planned for the year, including a new course and guest speaker scheduled for October. I’m looking forward to continuing my work and grateful to both the Jarislowsky Foundation and Assumption University.”

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 two years effective September 1, 2018.