July 8, 2013

Conference on Law and Religion, University of Virginia Law School and College of William and Mary, August 21-23

From Elizabeth Clark, Associate Professor of Law, Brigham Young School of Law:

The International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies is pleased to announce its Third Biannual Conference, "Religion, Democracy,and Equality," to be held August 21-23 at the University of Virginia Law School and the College of William and Mary.
 The conference will feature a keynote address by U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, who is also the Chair of Human Rights and Human Rights Policy at the University of Erlangen, Germany.  Speakers will include over 70 experts from  25 countries.
 Plenary topics and speakers include:
Religious Pluralism and Treatment of Religious Minorities
  • Asher Maoz (Peres Academic Center Law School)
  • Ayelet Shachar (University of Toronto) (invited)
  • John Witte Jr. (Center for the Study of Law and Religion, Emory)
  • Angela Banks (William & Mary)
Hate Speech, Hate Crimes, and Religious Minorities
  • Agnes Callamard (Article 19)
  • Toby Mendel (Centre for Law and Democracy, Canada)
  • Mohammed Saeed Eltayeb (Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Michael O'Flaherty (Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland)
  • Robert C. Post (Yale)
  • Jeroen Temperman (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Religion and Gender: Same-Sex Marriage
  • Rex Ahdar (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Ursula Basset (Catholic Pontifical University, Argentina)
  • Douglas Laycock (University of Virginia)
  • Renata Uitz (Central European University, Hungary)
  • Kent Greenawalt (Columbia) 
Religion and Anti-Discrimination Norms
  • Katayoun Alidadi (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • Carmen Dominguez Hidalgo (Pontifical University of Chile)
  • Andrew Koppleman (Northwestern)
  • Lawrence Sager (University of Texas)
  • Eiichiro Takahata (Nihon University, Japan)
A $50 discount for early registration for the conference is available through July 10.  A registration fee of $250 covers all conference meals and transportation.  A discount of $100 is available for ICLARS members.  Click here to join ICLARS.  Registration closes August 1. Click here to register for the conference.  A group rate has been negotiated at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Richmond.  Click here to book a room at the conference rate.

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