EVENTS

22/01/2009
Law and Religion in the 21st century: Relations between States and Religious Communities

First ICLARS conference
January 22-24 2009

 • Thursday, January 22 18.30 – 19.30
Keynote address and discussion
Grace Davie, University of Exeter
19.30 – 20.00 Welcoming reception

Friday, January 23
State and Religion in Asia: Problems and Perspectives

Chair: Werner Menski, SOAS, London
09.00 – 09.30 Japan. Hiroaki Kobayashi, Nihon University Tokyo
09.30 – 10.00 India. Tahir Mahmood, Law Commission of India
10.00 – 10.45 Discussion
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break
State and Religion in Africa: Problems and Perspectives

Chair: Roberta Aluffi Beck Peccoz, University of Turin
11.15 – 11.45 South Africa. Lourens M. du Plessis, University of Stellenbosch
11.45 - 12.15  West African countries. Fatou Kiné Camara, Cheikh Anta Diop Universtity, Dakar
12.15 – 13.00 Discussion

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break

State and Religion in America: Problems and Perspectives
14.30 – 15.00 US and Canada. Cole W. Durham Jr., Brigham Young University, Provo
15.00 – 15.30 Latin America. Juan Navarro Floria, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires
15.30 – 16.15 Discussion
16.15 – 16.45 Coffee break
State and Religion in Europe: Problems and Perspectives
16.45 – 17.15 Europe. Giuseppe Casuscelli, Università di Milano
17.15 - 18.00 Discussion

• Saturday, January 24
09.00 – 12.00 Simultaneous workshops
- Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression   Chair: Fred Gedicks, Brigham Young University, Provo
- Proselytism and the Right to Change Religion  Chair: Asher Maoz, University of Tel Aviv
- Religious Symbols in Public Institutions  Chair: Malcolm Evans, University of Bristol
- The Legal Status of Islam in Western Countries  Chair: Mathias Rohe, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

12.00 – 13.30 ICLARS general assembly

13.30 – 15.00 Lunch break

15.00 – 18.00 Simultaneous workshops
- State and Religion in the Post-Communist European Countries  Chair: Giovanni Barberini, Università di Perugia

  Speakers: Balazs Schanda, Pázmány Péter, Catholic University, Budapest; Stanislav Přibyl; Charles University, Prague

- La “laïcité” en Europe Chair: Francesco Margiotta Broglio, Università di Firenze

  Speakers:  Jean-Paul Willaime, École pratique des hautes études, Paris;  Guy Haarscher, Université Libre, Bruxelles;  Brigitte Basdevant-Gaudemet, Université Paris-sud

- Church and State in Northern Europe Chair: Marco Ventura, Università di Siena

  Speakers:  Lisbet Christoffersen, University of Roskilde; Mark Hill, University of Cardiff

18.00 – 18.30 Conclusions

Silvio Ferrari, University of Milan
20.00 Dinner

ABSTRACTS OF THE CONFERENCE PAPERS


FRIDAY SESSION

State and Religion in Asia: Problems and Perspectives
State and Religion in Japan: Yasukuni-Shrine as an Example
Hiroaki Kobayashi, Nihon University, Tokyo

State-Religious Communities Relations in India.
A Scenario of Mutual Give and Take
Tahir Mahmood, Law Commission of India, New Delhi

State and Religion in Africa: Problems and Perspectives
South Africa
Lourens M. du Plessis, University of Stellenbosch
West African Countries
Fatou Kiné Camara, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar

State and Religion in America: Problems and Perspectives
United States and Canada
Cole W. Durham Jr., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Latin America
Juan Navarro Floria, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires

State and Religion in Europe: Problems and Perspectives
Giuseppe Casuscelli, University of Milan

FRIDAY SESSION ABSTRACTS – free download
 
 
Saturday Morning SESSION
Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Expression
Speakers: Blandine Chélini-Pont (Aix-en-Provence), Jeroen Temperman (Galway)

Proselytism and the Right to Change Religion
Speakers: Roberta Aluffi Beck-Peccoz (Turin), Nicolae V. Dură (Constanta), Aviad Hacohen (Jerusalem)

Religious Symbols in Public Institutions
Speakers: Adelaide Madera (Messina), Elena Miroshnikova (Tula), Peter Petkoff (Oxford), Hans Martien ten-Napel (Leiden)

The Legal Status of Islam in Western Countries
Speakers: Carmen Garcimartin (La Coruña), Andrea Pin (Padova), Anne Saris (Montreal)

SATURDAY MORNING ABSTRACTS – free download

Saturday Afternoon SESSION

State and Religion in the Post-Communist European Countries
Giovanni Barberini, University of Perugia

La “laïcité” en Europe
Francesco Margiotta Broglio, University of Florence

Church and State in Northern Europe
Marco Ventura, University of Siena

SATURDAY AFTERNOON ABSTRACTS – free download


Where: University of Milan
When: 22/01/2009