Conference on Law & Religion

admin - 1st December 2016
On Friday 9 December a conference on Law & Religion will take place at Kellogg College from 13:30 to 17:00. If you would like to attend, please send an email to There is a limited number of places available.
Speakers at the conference are:

Teresa Bejan Associate Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Oriel College. She received her PhD with distinction in Political Science from Yale University in 2013


Paul Cliteur Professor of Jurisprudence at Leiden Law School. His research focuses on the philosophical foundations of law and the relationship between law and religion. Paul is the co-editor of “The Fall and Rise of Blasphemy Law” (Leiden University Press, 2016)


Ivan Hare practising barrister at Blackstone Chambers in London. He specialises in public law and human rights cases. He was a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge from 1991 until 2003 and a University Lecturer in the Faculty of Law. Ivan has published widely on public law and, in particular, freedom of expression and hate speech. He jointly edited and contributed to “Extreme Speech and Democracy” (Oxford University Press, 2009)


Rumy Hasan Senior Lecturer at Sussex University’s Science Policy Research Unit. He holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford


Tom Herrenberg PhD candidate and lecturer at Leiden Law School, and a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford. Tom is the co-editor of “The Fall and Rise of Blasphemy Law” (Leiden University Press, 2016)


David Nash Professor in History at Oxford Brookes University and one of the Directors of the Centre for Inquiry (London). He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. David is the author of “Blasphemy in the Christian World: A History” (Oxford University Press, 2007)


Bastiaan Rijpkema Assistant Professor of Jurisprudence at Leiden Law School. He obtained his PhD at Leiden University with a dissertation on militant democracy in 2015

Stephanie Berry is a Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Sussex. She received her PhD from Brunel University in 2013



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