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

12:30-13:10:   Lunch

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 (m.bonotti@qub.ac.uk). 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.

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