András Sajó and Adama Dieng to Deliver Keynote Addresses at Symposium 2017
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The International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) is honored to announce the distinguished keynote speakers for the 24th Annual International Law and Religion Symposium — "Religion and Religious Freedom in a Changing World" — to be held 1-4 October 2017 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. András Sajó, Hungarian scholar and former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, and Adama Dieng, Senegalese jurist who is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, will speak at the opening session of the Symposium, to be held on Sunday evening, October 1, in the Moot Court Room of the J. Reuben Clark Law School. The session will be streamed live, beginning at 7 pm MST (UTC-7), to listeners worldwide. 

Due to space limitations, the Symposium is open to invited participants only. However, all plenary sessions will be streamed live, along with other breakout sessions taking place in the Moot Court Room (watch the website for the session schedule as it becomes available), and audio and video recordings of other sessions will be available soon after the event on the Center's website and on YouTube.  (See recordings from Symposium 2016 here.)

Each year since 1994, ICLRS has hosted a symposium devoted to the discussion of law and religion among invited delegates and observers — religious and civic leaders, legal scholars, members of the judiciary, and representatives of governments, NGOs, and the media. To date, more than 1100 delegates from 124 countries have met together to discuss principles of religious liberty and to explore mechanisms to better implement these principles.  Participants this year will be invited to discuss such aspects of the conference theme as Religion and Security, Religion and Pluralism, and Religion and the Rule of Law. All plenary sessions will be streamed live, and recordings of all Symposium sessions will be available to the public, in a number of languages, after the event.

Details about past symposia, as well as updating information about Symposium 2017, may be found on the Center's website.