EVENTS

21/08/2013
Third ICLARS Conference - Religion, Democracy, and Equality

To view some abstracts of papers given in the Conference, click here.
To view the event program, click here.

Some photographs taken by Conference participants are available here. Participants willing to share photographs of the event are invited to send them to the Conference organizers at thayerd@law.byu.edu.

Following is an outline of Conference events:

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, 2013


2:00-2:30 p.m.  Arrival and Registration – Amethyst Room, Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown Hotel, Richmond, Virginia

2:30-4:40 p.m.  Young Scholar Sessions  

2:30-3:30 p.m. Parallel Session (Spanish interpretation provided)
Chair: José Antonio Calvi, Universidad Católica Sedes Sapientiae, Peru
Juan Manuel Gutiérrez Bartol, Universidad de Montevideo, Uruguay, "Indagaciones Facticas y Juridicas Sobre las Contriciones Economicas al Culto"
Megan Pearson, PhD Candidate, London School of Economics, UK, "Of Gods and Gays:  Proportionality and Sexual Orientation Discrimination"
Rodrigo Vitorino Souza Alves, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, "Religion and Anti-Discrimination Norms in Brazil"

2:30-3:30 p.m. Parallel Session

Chair: Mark Hill, Honorary Professor, Cardiff University School of Law, UK; Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa

James Nelson, Columbia Law School, USA, "Conscience, Incorporated"
Free Williams, University of Virginia, USA, "The Definition of Religion in American Courts: Religious Minorities and Conformist Pressures"
Jeffrey B. Hammond, Faulkner University, USA, "Harmonizing the Two Kingdoms: For-Profit Businesses, the Theology of Work, and the Affordable Care Act’s Contraception Mandate"

3:40-4:40 p.m. Parallel Session (Spanish interpretation provided)
Chair: Sergio González Sandoval, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia

Rebeca Vazquez Gomez, University of La Coruna, Spain, "The Ban of Burqa: A Security Issue: The Example of Italy"
Nathan C. Walker, Harvard Divinity School, "Unveiling Freedom: Bans on Teachers' Religious Garb"
María José Valero Estarellas, Centro Universitario Villanueva, Complutense University Spain, "'By the Sweat of Your Face You Shall Eat Bread'. State Neutrality, Religion, and the Workplace in the Recent Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights"

3:40-4:40 p.m. Parallel Session
Chair: Pieter Coertzen, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Itai Apter, Department for International Agreements and International Litigation, Ministry of Justice, Israel, "Freedom of Religion International: Finding Pathways to Enforce Freedom of Religion Protections by the International Community"
Michael A. Helfand, Pepperdine University School of Law, USA, "Between Law and Religion: Procedural Challenges to Religious Arbitration Awards"
Timothy Carey, Comparative Theology Department, Boston College, "The Development of Islamic Law in Pakistan: Historical Roots and Contemporary Implications Regarding the Hudud Ordinances"

6:00-6:30 p.m. Reception – Miller Rhoads Gerhart Ballroom

6:30 p.m. Dinner

Welcomes (Spanish interpretation provided)

W. Cole Durham, Jr., President, ICLARS; Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, USA
Ambassador (ret.) Randolph Bell, Board of Trustees, First Freedom Center, USA
Honorable William T. "Bill" Bolling, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, USA


CONFERENCE KEYNOTE (Spanish interpretation provided)
Heiner Bielefeldt, U.N. Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief
"Freedom of Religion or Belief:  A Classical Human Right under Fire?"

THURSDAY AUGUST 22, 2013
8:30-8:45 a.m.  Arrival – The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

9:00-10:30 a.m. Plenary Session – Matoaka Woods Room

(Spanish interpretation provided)

Welcome: Nathan B. Oman, Assistant Professor, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William & Mary

Religious Pluralism and Treatment of Religious Minorities
Chair: Tahir Mahmood, Founder and Chairman, Amity University Institute of Advanced Legal Studies New Delhi, India

Angela Banks, Associate Professor, William and Mary Law School, USA
Asher Maoz, Dean, Peres Academic Center Law School, Israel
Enyinna Nwauche, Department of Law, University of Botswana
Ayelet Shachar, Professor of Law, Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Canada

10:30-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Parallel Sessions

Session 1 – Religious Pluralism and Treatment of Religious Minorities – Matoaka Woods Room (Spanish interpretation provided)

Chair: Carmen Asiaín Pereira, Professor of Law and Religion, University of Montevideo; Vice-President of the Latin American Consortium for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Uruguay  

Iain Benson, Professor Extraordinary of Law in the Department of Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law, Faculty of Law, University of the Free State - Bloemfontein, South Africa, "The Search for Pluralism in the Writings of Said Nursi and in the Roman Catholic Tradition"
Hans-Martien ten Napel, Institute for Public Law, Section of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Leiden Law School, Netherlands, "Religious Pluralism, Eastern Ethnical Monism and Western 'Civic Totalism'"

Session 2 – Religious Pluralism and Treatment of Religious Minorities – Dogwood A Room

Chair: Ofrit Liviatan, Lecturer, Department of Government and Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, USA

Mary Anne Plaatjies-Van Huffel, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, "The Quest to Religious Pluralism and Treatment of Religious Minorities in Post-Apartheid South Africa"
Edward M. Gaffney, Valparaiso University School of Law, United States "'Full and Free Exercise of Religion': James Madison on Established Religion from the Ancient to the Modern World"

Session 3 – Religious Pluralism and Treatment of Religious Minorities in Education — Dogwood B Room

Chair: Robert T. Smith, Managing Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, USA

Supriyanto Abdi, University of Melbourne, Australia, "Negotiating State Neutrality and Religious Freedom in Muslim-Majority Countries:  The Case of Liberal-Progressive Islam in Indonesia"
Elena Miroshnikova, Leo Tolstoy State Pedagogical University, Tula, Russia, "Religious Pluralism and Treatment of Religious Minorities in Religious Education"

12:00-1:00 p.m. Buffet Lunch for participants and registered guests – Concourse

1:00-2:30 p.m. Plenary Session – Matoaka Woods Room
(Spanish interpretation provided)

Hate Speech, Hate Crimes, and Religious Minorities
Chair: Sophie van Bijsterveld, Tilburg University, Netherlands

Barbora Bukovská, Senior Director for Law and Policy, ARTICLE 19, London
Toby Mendel, Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy, Canada
Mohammed Saeed Eltayeb, Bureau of Human Rights, Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Michael O’Flaherty, Professor of Human Rights Law and Co-director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway; Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
Robert C. Post, Dean and Sol and Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Jeroen Temperman, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands 

2:30-3:00 p.m. Break

3:00-4:00 p.m. Parallel Sessions

Session 1 – Religious Symbols, Public Reason, and the State – Matoaka Woods Room (Spanish interpretation provided)
Chair: Mark Movsesian, Center for Law and Religion. St. John’s University, USA

Perry Dane, Rutgers University School of Law, USA, "Endorsement, Legal Reason, and the Misguided Quest for Reasonableness"
Javier Martínez-Torrón, Complutense University School of Law, Spain, "Institutional Religious Symbols, State Neutrality and Protection of Minorities"
Marc DeGirolami (with Kevin C. Walsh), Center for Law and Religion, St. John’s University School of Law, USA, "Judging Theory"

Session 2 – Hate Speech, Hate Crimes, and Religious Minorities – Dogwood A Room
Chair: Nathan B. Oman, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William & Mary, USA

H. Victor Condé, International Human Rights Lawyer/Educator, "Rights of Religious Institutions and their Ministers within the Ambit of Defamation of Religion in the International Human Rights Arena Particularly the UN Human Rights Council"
Asma Uddin, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, "Free Speech and Public Order Exceptions: A Case for the U.S. Standard"

Session 3 – Religious Pluralism and Religious Minorities – Dogwood B Room
Chair: Frederick M. Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair and Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, USA

Ofrit Liviatan, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, USA, "The Limits of Equality-Based Legislation as Vehicle of Pluralism: Lessons from Northern Ireland"
Barak D. Richman (with Michael Helfand), Duke University School of Law, USA, "On Religion and Money"

4:30-5:30 p.m. Walking tour of historic Williamsburg 

5:45 p.m.  Dinner for participants and registered guests
– Shields Tavern, 422 E. Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013

8:15-8:45 a.m.   Arrival — The University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia

9:00 a.m. Welcome: Paul G. Mahoney, Dean and David & Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School

9:00-10:30 a.m. Plenary Session (Spanish interpretation provided) – WB 152

Religion and Gender: Same-Sex Marriage
Chair: Silvio Ferrari, Professor of Law and Religion, University of Milan, Italy

Rex Ahdar, Professor of Law, University of Otago, New Zealand
Ursula Basset, Professor of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina
Kent Greenawalt, University Professor, Columbia University Law School, USA
Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law, Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor of Law, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, USA
Renata Uitz, Professor of Law, Legal Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

10:30-11:00 a.m. Break

11:00-12:00 Parallel Sessions

Session 1 – Regional Studies (Spanish interpretation provided) – WB 152
Chair: Gary B. Doxey, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, USA

Norberto Padilla, Professor, Catholic University of Argentina, Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences,  "The Argentine Experience in Religious Pluralism"
Octavio Lo Prete, Argentinian Council for Religious Liberty, "Treatment of Minority Religions in Argentina"
María Concepción Medina González, Ministry of Education, Mexico, "Pluralismo religioso y minorías religiosas en el Estado laico mexicano (Religious pluralism and religious minorities in the lay mexican state)"

Session 2  Religion and Gender – WB 102
Chair: Merilin Kiviorg, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK

Pieter Coertzen, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, "Law and Religion in South Africa:  Civil Marriages, Civil Unions, Partnerships and Religions"
Joseph E. David, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK, "Familial Imagination in Law and Religion"

Session 3 – Religion and Gender: The U.S. Health and Human Services Contraceptive Mandate Controversy – WB 103
Chair: Zachary Calo, Valpairaiso University School of Law, USA

Helen Alvaré, George Mason School of Law, USA
Frederick M. Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair and Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, USA, "Permissive Accommodation, Substantial Burden, and the Contraception Mandate"

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch for participants and registered guests – Caplin Pavilion

1:00-2:30 p.m. Plenary Session (Spanish interpretation provided) – WB 152

Religion and Anti-Discrimination Norms
Chair: Gerhard Robbers, Director, Institute for European Constitutional Law and Director, Institute for Legal Policy, University of Trier Germany

Katayoun Alidadi, Doctoral Researcher, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium; project researcher in the FP7 Programme RELIGARE 'Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe - Innovative Approaches to Law and Policy'
Carmen Dominguez Hidalgo, Professor of Law, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Director of the Centro UC de la Familia
Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University, USA 
Lawrence Sager, Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair, University of Texas School of Law, USA
Eiichiro Takahata, Professor of Law, Nihon University, Japan 

2:30-3:00 p.m. Break

3:00-4:00 p.m. Parallel Sessions

Session 1 – Religion and Anti-Discrimination Norms in Europe (Spanish interpretation provided) – WB 152
Chair: Iain Benson, Professor Extraordinary of Law, Faculty of Law, University of the Free State - Bloemfontein, South Africa

Mark Hill, Honorary Professor, Cardiff Law School, UK, Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria, South Africa, "Religion and Anti-Discrimination Norms: The Turning of the Tide in Strasbourg and Luxembourg"
Merilin Kiviorg, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK, "Collective Religious Autonomy versus Individual Rights: A Challenge for the ECtHR?"
Agustín Motilla de la Calle, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, "Discimination Laws in EU: Labour Discrimination in Religious Matters"

Session 2 – Religion and Anti-Discrimination Norms – WB 102
Chair: Ana Maria Célis Brunet, Professor and Director of the Center of Religious Liberty of the Facultad de Derecho at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago)

James Oleske, Lewis & Clark Law School, USA, "'State Inaction', Equal Protection, and Religious Exemptions to Same-Sex Marriage Laws"
Greg Walsh
, School of Law, The University of Notre Dame Australia, "Anti-Discrimination Legislation and the Appropriate Regulation of the Employment Decisions of Religious Schools"

Session 3 - Is Religion Special? – WB 103
Chair: Edward M. Gaffney, Professor of Constitutional History and International Law, Valparaiso University Law School, USA

Barry Bussey, Canadian Council of Christian Charities, "Does Religion Merit Special Protection in the Law? (Within the Canadian Legal Context)"
Mark Movsesian, Center for Law and Religion. St. John’s University, USA, "Psychic Sophie and the Rise of the Nones"
Micah Schwartzman (with Richard Schragger), University of Virginia School of Law, USA, "Religion as a Legal Proxy"

Session 4 – Regional Studies – WB 104
Chair: Juan Navarro Floria, Pontificia Universidad Católica Buenos Aires, Argentina

Piotr Stanisz, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, "The Status of Religious Organizations in Poland:  Equal Rights and Differentiation"
René Pahud de Mortanges, Faculty of Law, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, "How Swiss Law Deals with Religious Minorities"
Yaron Catane, Legal Counsel, Chief Rabbinate- Hebrew University, Israel, "The Challenges of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate:  Legal, Religious, and Cultural Aspects"

4:30 p.m. Leave for tour of historic sites in Charlottesville

7:00 p.m. Closing Dinner for participants and registered guests – Omni Hotel, 212, Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013

9:30 a.m.   ICLARS General Assembly Meeting  - Hilton Garden Inn Richmond Downtown Hotel - Gerhart Room

 


Where: Virginia: Richmond, Charlottesville, and Williamsburg
When: 21/08/2013
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