Evanston Workshop Program

Politics of Religious Freedom:
Contested Norms and Local Practices

Capstone Workshop Program

Henry R. Luce Foundation Initiative on Religion and International Affairs

The Guild Lounge, Scott Hall
Northwestern University
October 17-18, 2013

Organizers:

ELIZABETH SHAKMAN HURD, Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern
PETER DANCHIN, Professor and Director, International and Comparative Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law
SABA MAHMOOD, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
WINNIFRED FALLERS SULLIVAN, Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, and Affiliate Professor of Law,
Maurer School of Law at Indiana University, Bloomington

 

Participants:

HUSSEIN ALI AGRAMA, Associate Professor, Anthropology and Social Sciences, University of Chicago
HELGE ARSHEIM, PhD Candidate in Theology, University of Oslo
LORI BEAMAN, Professor, Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa
BENJAMIN L. BERGER, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
NATHAN BROWN, Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University
MARY ANNE CASE, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
MARC DEGIROLAMI, Associate Professor of Law, Saint John’s University
ALI DAYAN HASAN, Pakistan Director, Human Rights Watch
ANGIE HEO, Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
IZA HUSSIN, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
ANDREW KOPPELMAN, Professor of Law and Political Science, Northwestern University
JEAN-MICHEL LANDRY, PhD candidate, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
CANDACE LUKASIK, PhD student, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
NADIA MARZOUKI, Research Fellow, European University Institute
TAMIR MOUSTAFA, Associate Professor, Political Science, Simon Fraser University
MONA ORABY, PhD Candidate, Political Science, Northwestern University
ROBERT ORSI, Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies, Northwestern University
NAZLI OZKAN, PhD student, Anthropology at Northwestern University
MICHAEL PELETZ, Professor, Anthropology, Emory University
ASIFA QURAISHI-LANDES, Associate Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School
JUSTIN RICHLAND, Associate Professor, Anthropology & of Social Sciences, University of Chicago
CHRISTOPHER L. RHODES, Editor, Law and Linguistics, The University of Chicago Press
BENJAMIN SCHONTHAL, Lecturer, Asian Religions, University of Otago, New Zealand
HEATHER J. SHARKEY, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania
JONATHAN VANANTWERPEN, Director of Communications, Program Director, Religion and the Public Sphere, Social Science Research Council
TOBY VOLKMAN, Director of Policy Initiatives and Secretary, Henry Luce Foundation

 

Schedule:

Thursday, October 17

0900 – 0920     Coffee, tea and pastries will be served in Guild Lounge

0920 – 0940     WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS (10 minutes each)

– Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
– Peter Danchin

0940 – 1100     PANEL I: RELIGION AND POLITICS AFTER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM (10-15 minutes each)

– Nadia Marzouki
– Iza Hussin
– Angie Heo
– Marc Degirolami

1100 – 1200     COMMENTS (15 minutes each) and DISCUSSION (45 minutes)

Commentators:  Mary Ann Case and Andrew Koppelman

                                Discussion moderated by Winnifred Sullivan

1200 – 1330     LUNCH (Guild Lounge)

1230 – 1300     “Politics of religious freedom in Pakistan,” Interview of Mr. ALI DAYAN HASAN.

Discussion Moderated by Saba Mahmood

1300 – 1330     DISCUSSION

1330 – 1450     PANEL II: RELIGION AND POLITICS AFTER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM II (10-15 minutes each)

– Asifa Quraishi-Landes
– Heather Sharkey
– Benjamin Berger
– Tamir Moustafa

1450 – 1550     COMMENTS (15 minutes each) and DISCUSSION (45 minutes)

Commentators:  Hussein Ali Agrama and Lori Beaman

Discussion moderated by Saba Mahmood

1830 – 2200     DINNER – Please join us for dinner at 1830 in the hotel lobby.  Location TBD.

 

Friday, October 18

0900 – 0925     Coffee, tea and pastries will be served in Guild Lounge

0925 – 1015     ROUNDTABLE: NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE POLITICS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM (5-10 minutes each)

– Helge Arsheim
– Jean-Michel Landry
– Candace Lukasik
– Mona Oraby
– Nazli Ozkan

1015 – 1130     COMMENTS (15 minutes each) and DISCUSSION (45 minutes)

Commentators:  Benjamin Schonthal and Robert Orsi

Discussion moderated by Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

1200 – 1330     LUNCH (Guild Lounge)

1330 – 1430     PANEL III: POLITICS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM LEGAL CASES

– Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
– Justin Richland
– Saba Mahmood
– Peter Danchin

1430-1530     COMMENTS (15 minutes each) and DISCUSSION (45 minutes)

Commentators: Michael Peletz and Nathan Brown

Discussion moderated by Peter Danchin

1530 – 1600     CONCLUDING REMARKS

– Saba Mahmood
– Elizabeth Shakman Hurd

Rapporteur: Mona Oraby

Observers: Toby Volkman, Jonathan Vanantwerpen, and Christopher Rhodes

 

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