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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 4-7, 2019

From 4-7 March, I will be chairing two panels on philosopher James K.A. Smith's trilogy during the Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion in Bologna. Read more about the panels here: 'This panel considers James K.A. Smith’s Cultural Liturgies (Desiring the King, Imagining the King, Awaiting the King) and discusses the potential for… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: Annual Conference of the European Academy of Religion, Bologna, March 4-7, 2019

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

Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Fifth ICLARS Conference – Living Together in Diversity: Strategies from Law and Religion

The conference will take place at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Departamento de Direito), Brasil, from 12-14 September 2018 I will be addressing the question: “Can natural law serve as foundation for a truly universal right to freedom of religion or belief?” Other speakers during the conference include: Silvio Ferrari (University of… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement: The Fifth ICLARS Conference – Living Together in Diversity: Strategies from Law and Religion

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

Call for Papers, Panel on Public Theology and its potential for Law and Religion scholarship

UPDATE: see for the call: I am currently putting together a panel for the 2019 conference of the European Academy of Religion on the question of what, if anything, law and religion scholarship can learn from public theology works such as James K.A. Smith's Awaiting the King. Anyone interested in joining the panel, please let… Continue reading Call for Papers, Panel on Public Theology and its potential for Law and Religion scholarship

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

Panel Chair and Presenter, First Annual Conference, European Academy of Religion, Bologna, 5-8 March, 2018

'The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a research initiative launched under the high patronage of the European Parliament which offers an exchange platform to academies and scientific societies; associations; research centers and institutions; university labs, clusters, and departments; journals, publishers, media and scholars coming from Europe and the surrounding regions' (see https://www.europeanacademyofreligion.org/missionstatement). With over 900 participants, the… Continue reading Panel Chair and Presenter, First Annual Conference, European Academy of Religion, Bologna, 5-8 March, 2018

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

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

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

Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (II)

Three personal highlights of this year's meeting of the American Political Science Association were: Thursday: David Azerrad (The Heritage Foundation), Carson L. Holloway (University of Nebraska, Omaha), Michael M. Uhlmann (Claremont Graduate University), and Christopher Wolfe (University of Dallas), discussing: 'American Public Philosophy in the Age of Trump'. Friday: Peter R.W. Cross (Hillsdale College), Justin… Continue reading Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (II)

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

Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (I)

Topics include: New Perspectives on Montesquieu The Crisis of Constitutional Democracy American Public Philosophy in the Age of Trump On the Compatibility of Natural Law and Natural Rights Author Meets Critics: Alexander Tsesis's "Constitutional Ethos" Liberalism in Crisis Challenges to the Rule of Law The Future of Conservatism Constitution Making in Religiously Divided Societies See… Continue reading Participant, ‘The Quest for Legitimacy: Actors, Audiences and Aspirations’, 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, August 31-September 3 (I)

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

Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (I)

Source: CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=240138 This week I will be attending the 2017 Acton University Conference, at DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Acton University 'is a unique, four-day exploration of the intellectual foundations of a free society. Guided by a distinguished, international faculty, Acton University is an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and integrate philosophy,… Continue reading Participant, Acton University, June 20-23 2017, Grand Rapids, Michigan (I)

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Upcoming Speaking Engagement, Journal of Law, Religion & State International Conference: Rule of Law – Religious Perspectives, Bar-Ilan University School of Law, Ramat-Gan, Israel

'The encounter of religion with the rule of law may generate tension but also mutual inspiration. The rule of law implies law's supremacy over other normative systems and personal commitments. It also implies that law applies to everyone equally. Religion represents a normative system that may in some areas be different from - and stand… Continue reading Upcoming Speaking Engagement, Journal of Law, Religion & State International Conference: Rule of Law – Religious Perspectives, Bar-Ilan University School of Law, Ramat-Gan, Israel

Comparative Constitutional Law, Democracy, Law and Religion, Religion and Politics

Participant, Conference on Law and the Culture of Liberty, James Madison Program (May 18-19, 2015)

This Robert J. Giuffra '82 Conference was co-sponsored by The Association for the Study of Free Institutions, Texas Tech University and the Bouton Law Lecture Fund: 'What is the relationship among law, culture, and human freedom? Is freedom to be found primarily where law is kept to a minimum and culture is therefore mostly the… Continue reading Participant, Conference on Law and the Culture of Liberty, James Madison Program (May 18-19, 2015)