Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Upcoming Speaking Engagement at Wageningen University & Research: ‘Religion and the Public Realm’

'Studium Generale explores whether there is such a thing as a "religiously neutral state". When it comes to religion, how do states’ approaches to secularization shape where "private" and "public" realms begin? Georganiseerd door Studium Generale Datum di 18 april 2017 Tijd 20:00 Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115 Stippeneng 2 6708 WE Wageningen 0317 48 28… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement at Wageningen University & Research: ‘Religion and the Public Realm’

Democracy, Dutch Politics, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Lid, promotiecommissie, D. van der Blom, ‘De verhouding van staat en religie in een veranderende Nederlandse samenleving’, 6 juli 2016

'Door sterk gewijzigde maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen is voor de verhouding van staat en religie in Nederland de laatste decennia meer publieke belangstelling ontstaan dan ooit kon worden voorzien. Daarnaast is deze belangstelling langzamerhand een vraagstuk geworden die belangrijk is voor zowel de Nederlandse samenleving als andere Europese natiestaten.' Lees hier meer: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/onderzoek/onderzoeksoutput/rechtsgeleerdheid/de-verhouding-van-staat-en-religie-in-een-veranderende-nederlandse-samenleving. Ph.D. Thesis Committee Member For:… Continue reading Lid, promotiecommissie, D. van der Blom, ‘De verhouding van staat en religie in een veranderende Nederlandse samenleving’, 6 juli 2016

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Whither Europe?

Participant, 2016 ICON∙S Conference on ‘Borders, Otherness and Public Law’

This weekend I am attending the annual conference of the International Society of Public Law in Berlin, Germany. You can check out the program here: https://icon-society.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/160616-ICON-S-PROGRAMME-DIGITAL.pdf. The first panel was entitled 'The Rule of Law in Europe: Structural Weaknesses in the European Legal Order': 'Among europe’s many crises, the “rule of law” crisis is perhaps the… Continue reading Participant, 2016 ICON∙S Conference on ‘Borders, Otherness and Public Law’

Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, University, Whither Europe?

Participant, event ‘Research on Religion, crucial for Europe’s societies’, Brussels, 17 March 2016

'The LERU Deans of Theology and Religious Studies have written a statement on the importance of research on religion for Europe’s societies. The event aims at translating this statement into practice by showcasing excellent examples. The event is also meant to discuss the statement with a wider public. Policy makers, research funders or anyone with… Continue reading Participant, event ‘Research on Religion, crucial for Europe’s societies’, Brussels, 17 March 2016

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

Participant, expert seminar ‘Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line?’, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht (9-10 May 2006)

‘"How should we deal with religious pluralism in contemporary Europe from a human rights perspective and where should we draw the line, if any?" This was the central question of an expert seminar held in 2006 at Utrecht University to celebrate the inaugural address of Abdullahi An-Na’im, who occupied the G.J. Wiarda Chair at the… Continue reading Participant, expert seminar ‘Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line?’, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, Utrecht (9-10 May 2006)

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics, Whither Europe?

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)