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October 11, 2012

Which Model, Whose Liberty?: Differences between the U.S. and European Approaches to Religious Freedom

Religious freedom is in the headlines on both sides of the Atlantic. Although some have written of a "Western model" of religious liberty, is that label a myth? This conference—cosponsored by the RFP and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University's School of Law—examined the historic and emerging differences in how religious freedom was conceived and has been implemented on both sides of the Atlantic.
9:00 - 10:30am: Religion in the Democratic Public Square
Moderator
Thomas Farr, Director, Religious Freedom Project
Panelists:
Robert Audi, John O’Brien Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
Francis Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Baylor University
Sophie van Bijsterveld, Senator, the Netherlands; Professor of Law, Tilburg University
Fr. Raymond de Souza, Editor-in-Chief, Convivium Magazine

10:45am - 12:15pm: European and American Models of Religious Freedom: The Future of Religious Autonomy
Moderator
Cole Durham, Professor of Law, Brigham Young University
Panelists:
Carolyn Evans, Dean, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
Leslie Griffin, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, University of Nevada School of Law
Kyle Duncan, General Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Gerhard Robbers, Director, Institute for European Constitutional Law and Director, Institute for Legal Policy, University of Trier, Germany

1:00 - 2:30pm: Institutional and Individual Conscience
Moderator
Michael Kessler, Associate Director, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
Panelists:
Javier Martinez-Torron, Director, Department of Church-State Law, Complutense University, Spain
Mark Rienzi, Assistant Professor, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America
Melissa Rogers, Director, Center for Religion and Public Affairs, Wake Forest University
Rik Torfs, Senator, Belgium; Professor of Canon Law, University of Leuven, Belgium

2:45 - 4:15pm: Religious Minorities and Religious Freedom: The Cases of Muslims and Mormons
Moderator
Timothy Shah, Associate Director, Religious Freedom Project
Panelists:
Silvio Ferrari, Professor of Law, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Muqtedar Khan, Associate Professor, University of Delaware
Lena Larsen, Director, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
Nathan B. Oman, Assistant Professor, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary

Participants

Robert Audi

Robert Audi

Robert Audi is the John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Management at the University of Notre Dame with research interests in ethics, political philosophy, epistemology, religious epistemology, and the philosophy of mind and...
Francis J. Beckwith

Francis J. Beckwith

Francis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University. He is currently a resident scholar in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion and previously served as the Associate Director for the J.M. Dawson...
Sophie van Bijsterveld

Sophie van Bijsterveld

Sophie van Bijsterveld is professor of Religion, State and Society at the School of Humanities at the University of Tilburg. She studied both civil and constitutional and administrative law at the University of Utrecht and received a Ph. D. in law...
Raymond de Souza

Raymond de Souza

Father Raymond J. de Souza is a Roman Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Kingston, Ontario, where he serves as chaplain for Newman House and professor of economics at Queen’s University. He is the Editor-In-Chief of Convivium magazine and a...
Kyle Duncan

Kyle Duncan

Kyle Duncan has been general counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty since January 2012, where his work now includes representing Hobby Lobby and the Green family in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Previously, Duncan served as Louisiana...
Cole Durham

Cole Durham

W. Cole Durham, Jr. is the Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, a research center based at Brigham Young University, where he is also the Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School....
Carolyn Evans

Carolyn Evans

Carolyn Evans is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies and a Professor at Melbourne Law School; previously the Associate Dean (Research) of the Melbourne Law School, she will become Dean in February 2011. She is...
Thomas Farr

Thomas Farr

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Thomas F. Farr is director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and a visiting associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown’s Edmund A....
Silvio Ferrari

Silvio Ferrari

Silvio Ferrari is professor in the law faculty of the University of Milan (Università degli Studi di Milano) and president of the International Consortium for Law and Religious Studies. He is one of the experts on the legal status of Islam...
Leslie Griffin

Leslie Griffin

Leslie Griffin is the William S. Boyd Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law and teaches classes in law and religion, torts, and professional responsibility. She is author of Law and Religion: Cases...
Michael Kessler

Michael Kessler

Michael Kessler is managing director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, a visiting assistant professor of Government, and an adjunct professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center. He works...
Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan

Muqtedar Khan is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, where he was the founding director of the Islamic Studies Program from 2007-10. Khan is also a Fellow with the Institute for...
Lena Larsen

Lena Larsen

Lena Larsen is the project director of the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief at the University of Oslo. She received her doctorate in 2011 from the University of Oslo. Her research interests include Islam in Europe, Islamic...
Javier Martinez-Torron

Javier Martinez-Torron

Javier Martinez-Torron is professor of law at Complutense University (Madrid) and holds a Ph.D. in canon law. He obtained his first chair at the University of Granada, where he founded and directed the Seminar of Comparative Law. Martínez-Torrón...
Nathan Oman

Nathan Oman

Nathan B. Oman is the Cabell Research Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School where he teaches course on contract law, economic analysis of law, jurisprudence, law and religion, and legal history. He served on the Articles Committee of the...
Mark Rienzi

Mark Rienzi

Mark L. Rienzi is an assistant professor at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law, religious liberty, torts, and evidence. His scholarly research and interests center on the...
Gerhard Robbers

Gerhard Robbers

Gerhard Robbers is the director of the Institute for European Constitutional Law and the director of the Institute for Legal Policy at the University of Trier. From 1981 to1984 he served as law clerk to the president of the German Federal...
Melissa Rogers

Melissa Rogers

Melissa Rogers directs the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University School of Divinity and serves as a nonresident senior fellow with Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. In 2009 Rogers was appointed by...
Timothy Shah

Timothy Shah

Timothy Samuel Shah is associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and visiting assistant professor in the Government Department, Georgetown University. He is a political...
Rik Torfs

Rik Torfs

Rik Torfs has been a professor at Catholic University of Leuven since 1988 and was Dean of the Faculty of Canon Law from 1994 to 2003. Since 2000, he has also been a visiting professor at both the University of Strasbourg and the University of...