Religion and the Legislative Regime for the New Dominican Republic, Conference in Santo Domingo, 24-25 February 2011

Professors Cole Durham and Gary Doxey, participated in the conference Religion and the Legislative Regime for the New Dominican Republic, co-sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Catholic University of Santo Domingo, and El Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religioso and held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 24-25 February 2011. Other presenters at the conference included Ana María Celis-Brunet, President of the Consorcio Latinoamericano de Libertad Religiosa and Professor of Canon Law at Pontificia Catholic University of Chile, and professors Javier Martínez-Torrón of Spain, Guillermo García Montúfar of Peru, and Juan Navarro Floria of Argentina. Representatives of the Catholic University of Santo Domingo included Vice Rector Francisco Cruz Pascual and Dr. Pena Conce, Dean of the Faculty of Law. Representing the government of the Dominican Republic were Former Deputy Mr. Carlos Peña, Senate Vice President Cristina Lizardo Mezquita, and Mr. Francisco Paredes, Director General of Cults, Ministry of Education.