Patrice Brodeur is Professor, Institute of Religious Studies, University of Montreal & Senior Adviser, KAICIID. Brodeur investigates the dynamics of power and multiple identities within intercultural, interreligious, intercivilizational, and interworldview dialogues, especially between Muslims and a variety of others.
Brodeur studied at McGill University (BA, MA), Harvard University (AM, Ph.D.), Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2 years), and Faculty of Shariah at the University of Jordan (1 year). He spent a sabbatical year at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies as a Rockefeller Foundation Visiting Fellow at Notre-Dame University in 2004-2005 and another one at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University (2012).
Brodeur recently founded a social entrepreneurship NGO called InterWorldView to improve the transformative capacities of peace builders worldwide. He has lead over fifty workshops on this theme in five languages on five continents. Last year, he was named one of fifty worldwide Interfaith Visionaries by the Temple of Understanding, one of the oldest interfaith organizations based in New York City. He is currently involved in several research projects, one of which is on “Pluralism in Crisis” co-organized by academics at Cornell University and the University of Edinburgh, among others.
Brodeur’s most recent book, co-authored with Dr. Ina Merdjanova, is Religion as a Conversation Starter: Interreligious Dialogue for Peacebuilding in the Balkans, 1990-2008 (Continuum Press, 2009; paperback 2011).