Event: Religion and Political Theory lecture series launch

‘Neutrality and Religious Freedom
Daniel Weinstock, McGill University

Thursday 6 February 2014

5pm Council Room, School of Public Policy, The Rubin Building, 29-30 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU

Daniel Weinstock will deliver the first in the RAPT (Religion and Political Theory) lecture series (see below for full details of the series and news of upcoming lectures). Weinstock is Professor in the Faculty of Law and Director of the Institute for Health and Policy at McGill University. He was previously Professor of Philosophy and director of the Research Centre on Ethics, both at Université de Montréal (CRÉUM), and he has held the Canadian Research Chair on Ethics and Political Philosophy. He has published extensively on the question of cultural and religious diversity in liberal democracies.

RAPT (Religion and Political Theory) Lecture Series
The RAPT lecture series showcases the work of prominent international scholars in the study of religion and political theory. It is organised by UCL’s Religion and Political Theory (RAPT) Centre. RAPT is a 5-year project funded by the European Research Council and led by Professor Cécile Laborde. It aims to interrogate the special status of religion (ethics, epistemology and practices) in western political and legal theory.

Unless otherwise stated, all lectures take place at 5pm and will be held in the Council Room, School of Public Policy, The Rubin Building, 29-30 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU.

All are welcome. If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please email Aurelia Bardon (a.bardon@ucl.ac.uk) or Lois Lee (lois.lee@ucl.ac.uk). To attend, please register at www.uclspp.eventbrite.com

Thursday 6 February 2014 
‘Neutrality and Religious Freedom’

Daniel Weinstock, McGill University

Tuesday 25 March 2014
‘Religious Exemptions and Self-Respect’

Jonathan Seglow, Royal Holloway, University of London
*Venue tbc*

Wednesday 28 May 2014
‘Religious Freedom and Fairness: An Egalitarian View’
Jocelyn MacLure, Université Laval

Wednesday 4 June 2014
‘Modes of Secularism’
Slavica Jakelic, University of Virginia

Thursday 3 July 2014
‘Hinduism, Christianity, and Religious Liberal Toleration’
Jeff Spinner-Halev, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill