Conferences

AAR Logo“Religion and Human Rights: Present Problems and Future Possibilities.” Invited panelist at the proposed at now officially recognized Religion and Human Rights program unit at the annual meeting of the Rights program unit at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 25, 2019.

Uppsala Logo“Reconciling Religious Freedom and Nondiscrimination,” The Impact of Religion Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy, Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre, Uppsala University, Sweden, April 24-26, 2018.

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“FoRB Across the Commonwealth: Hard Cases and Diverse Approaches,” Commonwelath Inititiative for Freedom of Religion or Belief Panel (CIFoRB), European Academy or Religion (EuARe) Annual Conference, Bologna, Italy, March 8, 2018.

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“Law, Religion, and the Emerging Consensus on Minorities: Reflections on International Human Rights Law & Global Islam,” Minority Religions Under Irish Law, University of Limerick, Ireland, November 30, 2017.

“Questionable Martyrdom: Contemporary Disputes over Its Nature and Scope.” Paper presented to the Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Unit at the annual meeting American Academy of Religion, November 24, 2015.

“Religion and Gender in the Balkan Genocides: Unlearned Lessons for 21st Century Conflicts.” Paper presented to the Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Unit at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 22, 2015.

“The Politics of Religious Freedom and the Resurrection of Human Rights.” Invited panelist for a Co-Editors Meet Critics roundtable on Politics of Religious Freedom, edited by Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Saba Mahmood, and Peter G. Danchin, convened by the Law, Religion, and Culture Unit at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 21, 2015.

Bar-Ilan University“Religious Freedom, Secularism, and Gender Equality: Comparing France and Quebec.” Paper presented at the conference “Religion and Equality,” at the Bar-Ilan University, Israel, Faculty of Law, June 10, 2015.

Law and Society Association“Religion as Identity in a Postsecular World.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Law and Society Association, May 29, 2015.

“Quebec Charter of Values–Secularism, Nationalism, and Islamophobia?” paper presented to the Religion and Politics unit at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 24, 2014.

“Naming ‘Religious’ Conflict in the Central African Republic,” paper presented to the African Religions Unit, Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Unit, Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Unit, and Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Unit at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 23, 2014.

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“From Third Wave to Third Generation: Feminism, Faith, and Human Rights,” presented at the conference “Conversations in Feminism, Law, and Religion,” at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, St. Paul, MN, March 21, 2014.

Breakfast with an Author Discussion of , Religion and Human Rights: And Introduction, Society of Christian Ethics, January 11, 2014 (unable to attend but substituted by Silas W. Allard, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Law and Religion)

U Ghana “Religious and Legal Pluralism in Recent African Constitutional Reform,” presented at the conference “Law and Religion in Africa: Comparative Practices, Experiences, and Prospects,” convened by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies and co-sponsoring organizations at the University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana, January 14, 2013.

“ ‘Victims,’ Humanitarians, and Bystanders: Vulnerability, Virtue, and Vantage Point in Hurricane Katrina,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, January 7, 2011.

“Apostasy, Blasphemy, Conversion, and Defamation: The New Alphabet of Religion and International Human Rights,” Paper presented to the Religion and Politics Unit at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 30, 2010.

“From Martha to Katrina: Prospects for a Feminist Ethic of Hospitality,” Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, June 29, 2007.

“The Gender of Altruism: Between Necessity and Virtue,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, January 7, 2007.

Breakfast with an Author Discussion of Sex, Marriage, and Family in World Religions, Society of Christian Ethics, January 6, 2007.

“Golden Proverbs: Animals and the Ethical Cosmology of the Akan Peoples of West Africa,” Multimedia presentation to the Animals and Religion Unit at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 18, 2006.

“Understanding Katrina: Theology, Ethics, and Praxis,” Presentation at the “New Developments in Religious Studies VI” conference sponsored by the Program in Religious Studies and Education of Harvard Divinity School at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, November 17, 2006.

“Normativity, Interdisciplinarity, and the Search for Values in Family Law Casebooks,” Paper presented at the International Society of Family Law, North American Regional Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, June 27, 2003.

“Religion, Ethics, and Public Health: Connections, Themes, and Applications to the Problem of Violence,” Paper presented to the Bioethics and Religion Unit at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, 200