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>DRAKE SYMPOSIUM ANNOUNCEMENT
>The Drake University Law School is pleased to announce the 2009 Constitutional
>Law Center Symposium, "Global Perspectives on Religion, the State, and
>Constitutionalism", on Saturday, April 4, 2009. The Symposium will be held
>in Room 213, Cartwright Hall on the campus of Drake University, from 8:30
>A.M.-12:30 P.M. Registration begins at 8 A.M. Free parking is available in
>Lot 1 at 25th Street and Carpenter Avenue. This event has been approved
>for three hours of Iowa and four hours of federal CLE credit.
>DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM
>The goal of this Symposium is for an interdisciplinary group of experts on
>various religious traditions to describe the constitutional relationship
>between "their" religion and one or more nations. These scholars will
>discuss history, significant constitutional and statutory provisions,
>important court cases, major political and social controversies, etc. They
>will also make normative judgments about whether these governments, their
>legal systems and their courts adequately respect free exercise and
>As the presentations and debate unfold, the speakers will address
>questions regarding the dignity of persons, what role governments should
>play in promoting more virtuous societies, how religion influences
>constitutions and legal systems, and what limits should exist on state
>involvement with religion.
>Abdullah Ahmed An-Naim
>Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory School of Law
>"Religion, the State, and Constitutionalism in Islamic and Comparative
>Richard W. Garnett
>Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
>"Church Autonomy, the First Amendment and Constitutionalism"
>Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Cincinnati
>"Diversity and the Constitution in India: What is Religious Freedom?"
>T. Jeremy Gunn
>Director of ACLU National Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief
>"Secularism and Religious Freedom in France"
>Professor of Law, Michigan State University School of Law
>"Freedom of Religion Under the Israeli Constitution"
>Thomas F. Farr
>Visiting Associate Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Edmund
>A. Walsh School of Foreign Science, Georgetown University
>"International and Religious Freedom and American National Security in the
>Registration is limited and costs $10 per person (free for Drake
>affiliated individuals and Belin affiliated individuals), which covers the
>Symposium and a continental breakfast. For an additional $10, attendees
>can receive a copy of the Drake Law Review that includes the Symposium
>proceedings. Registration forms must be received by Monday, March 30,
>An online registration form is available at
>If you have questions about the Symposium or need further information,
>contact Lauren Bartusek, 515-271-2988; toll free, 1-800-44-DRAKE, x2988;
>or e-mail lauren.bartusek at drake.edu.
Professor Mark Kende
Director, Constitutional Law Center
James Madison Chair, Drake Law School
2507 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-271-3354, 515-271-1858 (fax)
mark.kende at drake.edu
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