Center-Related Conferences and Events 2014

6-9 January 2014. The International Religious Liberty Association’s 15th Meeting of Experts, “Religions, Secular Society, and Religious Liberty in the Mediterranean Area:  How to Interact in our Diverse Societies,” Athens, Greece.  Cole Durham lecturing on “Varying State Approaches to Religious Normative Systems in the United States.”

15-16 January 2014. International conference focusing on Religion, Democracy and Law, the Faculty of Law, Governance and International Relations, London Metropolitan University. David Kirkham delivering a keynote address. The conference is financially supported by Brigham Young University; International Political Science Association; European Consortium for Political Research; and the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation at the London Metropolitan University.

19-20 February 2014. Regional Consultation on Promoting the Freedom of Religion or Belief in ASEAN in Jakarta, Indonesia. Cole Durham, keynote speaker.

24-25 February 2014.  Fifth Installment of the Religious Legal Theory Conference, A Global Conversation: Exploring Interfaith and International Models for the Interaction of Religion and State, hosted by the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. Elizabeth Clark presenting a paper on “Religious Freedom and Sovereignty in Comparative Perspective.”

4 March 2014. Cole Durham guest speaker at the Symposium on Religious Freedom on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists: “Constitutional and Philosophical Foundations.”

12 March 2014. Brett Scharffs Wheatley Forum Religious Liberty Lecture, “”Our Fractured Attitude Towards Corporate Conscience.”

12-13 May 2014.  Brett Scharffs teaching at Central European University.

18-25 May 2014.  Cole Durham teaching at Central European University.

23-24 May 2014.  Conference Varieties of Secularism, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

26-28 May 2014.  Conference Law and Religion in Africa 2014: The Quest for the Common Good in Pluralistic Societies, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

3-5 June 2014. Conference Religions and Constitutional Transitions in the Muslim Mediterranean: “The Pluralistic Moment”, Como, Italy.

7-8 June 2014. International Conference and Discussion: Magna Carta, Religion, and the Rule of Law, David Kirkham leading disucssion.

17-19 June 2014. Conference Religion in a Changing World, Vladivostok, Russia.

23-27 June 2014. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Summer Academy, “Sacred and Secular: Varieties of Secularism and International Religious Freedom from the Perspectives of Comparative Law, International Law, and Foreign Policy”, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford, United Kingdom.

7-9 July 2014.  Conference Religious Freedom in a Secular World, Provo, Utah.

14-23 July 2014.  Third Certificate Training Program, Vietnam National University, Da Nang, Vietnam.

22 July 2014.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, Vienna, Austria (Cole Durham attend).

21-25 July 2014. 19th World Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Vienna, Austria.

28 July–8 August 2014. Fifth Certificate Training Program, Beijing, China.

18-22 August 2014. International Religious Liberty Association Meeting of Experts, Florence, Italy.

1-3 September 2014. Conference of the Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa, Cordoba, Argentina.

3-5 September 2014. International Congress on “Religious Freedom in the XXI Century:  Religion, State and Society,” CALIR (Consejo Argentino para la Libertad Religiosa, at National University of Cordoba, Argentina.

5-7 October 2014. 21st Annual International Law and Religion Symposium, Varieties of Secularism, Religion, and the Law, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

9-10 October 2014. Religious Liberty Awards Dinner, honoring Congressman Frank Wolf and winners of the 2014 Religious Liberty Essay Contest, Washington, DC

Late October 2014.  Meetings on Law and Religion held in relation to the release of the Annual Report by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, New York City.

4-6 November 2014. Conference, Religion in the Context of Globalization: Legal Aspects of the Functioning of Religious Organizations, sponsored by Department of History of Religions Institute of Religious Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, held in Krakow, Poland

8-19 November 2014. Conference in India: Constitutional Parameters of Individual Freedom: Security, Public Interest & Social Reform, Amity University India Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Hotel Taj Mahal, New Delhi

15-16 November 2014. The G20 Interfaith Summit: Economic Development & Religious Freedom, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

21-22 November 2014. Conference on “Missionary Activities and Human Rights“, Oslo, Norway (Cole Durham keynote)