CPG’s 4th Annual Conference on “Political and Religious Communities – Partners, Competitors, or Aliens”

22-24 November 2013, Lebua at State Tower Hotel, Bangrak, Bangkok

Agenda

Friday, November 22, 2013:

Javier Martinez-Torron, Faculty of Law, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

“The Relations Between State and Religion – European Achievements and Challenges”              

 

Saturday, November 23, 2013:

Presentations: Religion and Political Identity

Johannes Zachhuber, Trinity College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

“Religion and Collective Identity in Modern Western Societies: Theological Reflections on a Political Problem”

Kuo Cheng-Tian, Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University, Taiwan (ROC)

“Democratic Prophets and Priests During Taiwan’s Democratization”

Discussant:

Henning Glaser, Head, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance

State and Religious Communities: The Legal Framework

Slavica Banic, Justice, Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia, Croatia

“Political Community and Religion in Croatia: Thorny Path towards Partnership”

Thio Li-ann, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Singapore

“Conflict, Control and Cooperation:  The Singapore ‘Secularism with a Soul’ Model of Regulating Religious Freedom and Maintaining Religious Harmony”

Discussant:

Duc Quang Ly, Project Manager, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Governance

State and Religious Communities: The Legal Framework (continued)

Dirk Ehlers, Faculty of Law, Münster University, Germany

“The State and Religious Communities – Their Relationship and its Development in Germany

Javier Martinez-Torron, Faculty of Law, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain

“Relations Between State and Religious Communities in Spain: Legal Framework and Current Challenges”

State and Religious Communities: The Legal Framework (continued)

Bartosz Makowicz, Faculty of Law, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

“Religion and European Union”

Discussant:

Warawit Kanithasen, Senior Research Fellow, German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Governance, Advisor to the Chief Ombudsman Thailand

 

Sunday, November 24, 2013:

State and Religion: The Struggle for Hegemony in Defining the Right Formula              

Ronojoy Sen, Institute for South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore

“Situating Indian Secularism: Reading the Indian Constitution and the Constituent Assembly Debates”

Fozi Navid-Abivard, Middle East Institute, University of Singapore, Singapore

“Presidential Elections as Crises Management: Challenges of Representation, Knowledge and Power in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore

“No god but God: Defining Islam and Muslimness in Contemporary Malaysia”

Binnaz Toprak, Member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Turkey

An Islamist Party in Power in a Democratic State: The Case of Turkey”

Discussant:

Heru Susetyo, Faculty of Law, University Indonesia, Indonesia

“How Neutral is the State? – State Power and Religious Practice”

 Wojciech Brzozowski, Faculty of Administration and Law, Warsaw University, Poland

“Religious Neutrality and its Enemies – the Polish Experience”

Andreas Follesdal, PluriCourts Centre of Excellence on the Legitimacy of the Global Judiciary, University of Oslo, Norway

“Religion and the State – the European Court of Human Rights and the ‘Lautsi’ Case About cruxifixes in Italian Class Rooms”

Robert Esser, Research Center ‘Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings’, Faculty of Law, Passau University, Germany

“Should Criminal Law Protect Against Religious Defamation? – Some Reflections on Section 166 of the German Criminal Code”

Discussant:

Philipp Busche, Faculty of Law, Münster University, Germany

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