Between Rationality and Reason: Can There Be a Unified Theory of Religious Freedom?

Monday, 25 May, 2015 - 13:00

WiSER invites you to a talk by

Peter Danchin

“Between Rationality and Reason: Can There Be a Unified Theory of Religious Freedom?”

Monday, 25th May 2015
1pm

 
WiSER Seminar Room,
6th Floor, Richard Ward Building,
East Campus, Wits University

Peter Danchin is currently a Senior Research Fellow in Law in the 2014-2015 Inquiry on Law and Religious Freedom at the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton.  He is Professor of Law and Director of the International and Comparative Law Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. His scholarship focuses on competing conceptions of the right to religious freedom in international and comparative constitutional law and legal theory.  Recent publications include a Special Issue of South Atlantic Quarterly co-edited with Saba Mahmood Politics of Religious Freedom: Contested Genealogies (vol. 113, Duke University Press: 2014) and a Special Issue of the Maryland Journal of International Law on Politics of Religious Freedom: Case Studies.  From 2011-2014, he was a member of the Luce-funded research project Politics of Religious Freedom: Contested Norms and Local Practices and in 2013-2014, an Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Fellow in law and religious studies at the University of Cape Town.

All Welcome