Conferences and Special Events
Based at Claremont Graduate University and given for poetry volumes published in the preceding year, the Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Awards are two of the most prestigious prizes a contemporary poet can receive: $100,000 for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and $10,000 for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. The Kingsley Tufts award is the world’s largest monetary prize for a single collection of poetry.
The Thornton F. Bradshaw Programs and Endowment Fund was established in memory of Thornton F. Bradshaw, former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Claremont Graduate University. The endowment supports projects, conferences, visitors and other collaborative ventures in the Humanities.
Thornton Bradshaw was known primarily as a businessman: president of ARCO and C.E.O. of RCA. We at Claremont Graduate University also remember him as a teacher, a scholar and chairman of our Board. Passionately interested in the arts and in building a thriving, lively community, he was convinced that business leaders profit, as do their organizations, from the breadth of vision and the understanding of the hopes of people which the humanities teach.
The Claremont Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference has a long history of providing a place for philosophical conversation about important themes in the philosophy of religion.
The Religions in Conversation Conference centers in the affirmation that constructively critical interreligious dialogue is absolutely vital well beyond the confines of the so-called “ivory tower” and graduate-student classrooms and that scholars of religion must find ways to bridge the barrier between the academy and those communities whose lived lives embody religious sensibilities and commitments.