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Guest Lecture on “Religion and the Public Realm” at Studium Generale Wageningen (2017)

On 18 April 2017, I gave a guest lecture at Wageningen University & Research on "Religion and the Public Realm." The description of the lecture read as follows: "Where does ‘private’ end and ‘public’ begin when it comes to religion? To explore this, we look at how states' approaches to secularization have been shaped. Is there… Continue reading Guest Lecture on “Religion and the Public Realm” at Studium Generale Wageningen (2017)

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Signatory to Amicus effort in Lautsi case before European Court of Human Rights (2010)

In 2010, Notre Dame Professor of Law Paolo Carozza led 'a group of more than 50 law professors from 15 countries who have submitted written comments asking the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a seven-judge panel’s ruling that crucifixes may not be displayed in Italian classrooms. (...) “The challenges of… Continue reading Signatory to Amicus effort in Lautsi case before European Court of Human Rights (2010)

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Chapter on ‘The Boundaries of Faith-Based Organizations in Europe’ in forthcoming Research Handbook on Law and Religion

The description of the edited volume reads as follows: 'Offering an interdisciplinary, international and philosophical perspective, this comprehensive Handbook explores both perennial and recent legal issues that concern the modern state and its interaction with religious communities and individuals. Providing in-depth, original analysis the book includes studies of a wide array of nation-states, such as… Continue reading Chapter on ‘The Boundaries of Faith-Based Organizations in Europe’ in forthcoming Research Handbook on Law and Religion

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Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 5-8, 2018

I will be speaking on the topic of 'Comparative Constitutional Law and Natural Law.' The abstract reads as follows: During the last decade or so the discipline of comparative constitutional law has experienced phenomenal growth. Handbooks in the field have become truly global in outlook. With the globalization of comparative constitutional law, the question arises… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 5-8, 2018

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Book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human now published

About the book: 'In both Europe and North America it can be argued that the associational and institutional dimensions of the right to freedom of religion or belief are increasingly coming under pressure. This book demonstrates why a more classical understanding of the idea of a liberal democracy can allow for greater respect for the… Continue reading Book on Constitutionalism, Democracy and Religious Freedom. To Be Fully Human now published

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Paper presentation, ‘Multiple Sovereignties and the Principle of Separation of Powers’, IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law, University of Oslo (2014)

About the Congress: 'The IACL holds a World Congress every 3-4 years. The IXth Congress will take place in Oslo from 16 to 20 June 2014 and is organised by the Department of Public Law at the University of Oslo in collaboration with the Executive Committee of the IACL. The venue for the Congress is… Continue reading Paper presentation, ‘Multiple Sovereignties and the Principle of Separation of Powers’, IXth World Congress of Constitutional Law, University of Oslo (2014)

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Discussant, ‘Values for Europe’ conference, Christian Political Foundation for Europe, The Hague (2012)

'"Values for Europe" conference in The Hague Friday 27 April 2012 At April 27, the ECPF held a congress about the European Union in The Hague, together with the Research Institute of the ChristenUnie party. The beautiful Old Meeting Hall of the Dutch House of Representatives was full with congress participants that afternoon. The timing… Continue reading Discussant, ‘Values for Europe’ conference, Christian Political Foundation for Europe, The Hague (2012)

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Presentation during Second National Conference of Christians in Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1999)

About the Conference: 'The Paul Henry Institute will host the second national conference of Christians in Political Science, June 17-20, 1999. Christian political scientists from the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and Australia have already registered to attend the event. More than twenty different panels, each addressing different thematic issues, have been organized, with more… Continue reading Presentation during Second National Conference of Christians in Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI (1999)

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Contribution to Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop

This weekend I will be participating in the above workshop, co-sponsored by Princeton University's Program in Law and Public Affairs, the American Society of Comparative Law, the University of Illinois College of Law and the UCLA Law School. I will be commenting on a paper on "Administrative Democracy in Europe: Expanding the 'Public Space' Through Stakeholder Participation… Continue reading Contribution to Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop