Location: Bowie-Vernon Room (N262), 2nd floor of the CGIS Building, 1737
Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
September 20: Introductory Meeting, chaired by Martha L. Minow, Nancy L. Rosenblum and Ofrit Liviatan.
October 4: Prof. Douglas Laycock, University of Michigan Law School
Topic: “Why the Supreme Court Changed Its Mind About Government Aid to Religious Schools—It’s a Lot More than Just Republican Appointments”
November 1: Prof. Kenneth D. Wald, University of Florida
Topic: “Rush to Judgment: The Legal System and Arab-Muslim Defendants in Terrorism Cases”
November 29: Prof. Daniel H. Levine, University of Michigan
Topic: “Religion and Politics in Latin America: Mapping the Terrain”
February 7: Prof. Rajeev Bhargava, Senior Fellow and Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi
Topic: “To be Secular or Not: How Should States Respond to Religious Diversity”
March 20: Prof. Gregg Ivers, American University
Topic: “Religious Organizations as Legal Advocates: Comparing Canada and the U.S.”
April 17: Please note, this session has been canceled.
Associate Prof. Cindy Skach, Harvard University
Topic: Blood, Cadavers, and the Religious Origins of European Jurisprudence
May 2: Conference: Religion and Politics in the US
May 15: Prof. Jytte Klausen, Brandeis University
Topic: “Why Religion has Become More Salient in Europe: Four Working Hypotheses about Secularization and Religiosity in Contemporary Politics.”