2018 Annual Symposium
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Sunday, October 7, 2018
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Human Dignity and Freedom of Religion or Belief: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70
Opening Remarks
Ann Power-Forde – Human Dignity in Difficult Times: Our Shared Imprint in a Fractured Family Presiding Judge, Constitutional Court Chamber, Kosovo Specialist Chambers, The Hague; Former Judge, European Court of Human Rights
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Monday, October 8, 2018
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First Plenary Session: Protection of International Religious Freedom and Human Dignity by National a
Brett G. Scharffs Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Rex E. Lee Chair and Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Simona Cruciani Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
Ján Figeľ Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the European Union, European Commission
Giuliana Natale Director, Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion
Michael Suhr Ambassador/Special Representative for Religious Freedom or Belief, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Michael K. Young President, Texas A&M University; Former Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)
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Keynote Address
Samuel Brownback U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State
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Second Plenary Session: Possibilities of and Challenges to Protecting Both Religious Freedom & Human
Jane Wise – Moderator Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Ganoune Diop Secretary General, International Religious Liberty Association; Director of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, Seventh-day Adventist Church
Tore Lindholm Professor Emeritus, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
Christopher Tollefsen College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of South Carolina
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Latin America: Perspectives from Law and Religion Experts
Ligia Castaldi – Moderator Professor, Ava Maria Law School
José Ángel González – Presentation in Spanish Director, Center for Research and Studies of Religion, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (CIER-PUCMM)
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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Third Plenary Session: Dignity, Religious Traditions, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Gary B. Doxey Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Asma Uddin Senior Scholar & Faculty, Freedom Forum Institute and Fellow, Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations
Muhammed Haron Professor, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Botswana
Brett G. Scharffs Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Rex E. Lee Chair and Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
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Latin America: Reflections from Political Leaders
Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou – English translation (begins about 4:10) Senator, Senate of Uruguay
Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou – Spanish Senator, Senate of Uruguay
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Concluding Plenary
Brett G. Scharffs Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Rex E. Lee Chair and Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
W. Cole Durham, Jr. Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies; Susa Young Gates Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Elizabeth A. Clark Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; Program Chair, International Law and Religion Symposium
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Caribbean
Full session in Spanish and French
Full Session -- English Translation
Gary B. Doxey – Moderator Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Enrique Alemán Gutiérrez – Spanish Presentation Deputy, National Assembly of the Popular Power of Cuba; President, Cuban Platform for Interreligious Dialogue
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Maximo Ramon Euripides Cabral Jimenez – Spanish Presentation President, Señales TV / Commentator “El Sol de la Mañana”
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Evens Souffrant – French Presentation Director General, Ministry of Cults, Ministry of Religion
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