03 May 2014
WORKSHOP: Religion and Public Life at Queen's University Belfast
Religion and Public Life
15-16 May 2014
Senate Room, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast
This workshop is funded by the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen's University Belfast, and by the Society for Applied Philosophy. The workshop is part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative.
Thursday 15 May 2014
13:00-14:00: Registration and Lunch
14:00-14:10: Welcome and Opening Remarks
14:10-15:20: Maeve Cooke (University College Dublin): ‘Religious Conviction and Democratic Protest: Reconsidering Conscientious Objection’ - Chair: Keith Breen
15:20-16:30: Peter Jones (Newcastle University): ‘Belief, Choice and Responsibility’ - Chair: Vincent Geoghegan
16:30-16:50: Tea and Coffee
16:50-18:00: Veit Bader (University of Amsterdam): ‘Neo-Republicanism on “Religion and Public Life”. Some Critical Remarks’ - Chair: Keith Breen
19:30 Workshop Dinner (by Invitation Only)
Friday 16 May 2014
09:00-10:00: Matteo Bonotti (Queen’s University Belfast): ‘Political Liberalism, Free Speech and Public Reason’ - Chair: Jeremy Watkins
10:00-10:20: Tea and Coffee
10:20-11:30: Sune Lægaard (Roskilde University): ‘Multiculturalism and Secularism’ - Chair: Cillian McBride
11:30-12:30: Cillian McBride (Queen’s University Belfast): ‘Religion, Respect, and Reasoning’ - Chair: Matteo Bonotti
13:10-14:20: Jonathan Seglow (Royal Holloway, University of London): ‘Religious Accommodation and Self Respect’ - Chair: Cillian McBride
14:20-15:30: Cécile Laborde (University College London): ‘Is Religion a Conception of the Good?’ - Chair: Matteo Bonotti
Registration is free and includes lunches, teas, and coffees. However, places are limited and registration is therefore essential.
To register, please email Matteo Bonotti (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include your full name, email address, institutional affiliation (if any), dietary requirements, and any other requirements you think the organizers need to know about.