2015 Archive of Presentations (English)

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Young Scholars: Equality, Inclusiveness, and Non-Discrimination
Jeroen Temperman – Moderator Associate Professor of Public International Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam      
Linda Hyökki Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University Alliance of Civilizations Institute  
Sarosh Arif Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University Alliance of Civilizations Institute  
Fadi Zatari Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University Alliance of Civilizations Institute    
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A- Young Scholars: Religion, Human Rights, and Development
Ana María Célis Faculty of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; President, Latin American Consortium for Religious Freedom      
Cyrus McGoldrick Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University Alliance of Civilizations Institute    
Sarah Wood University of Winnipeg  
Jasmin Winter University of Winnipeg  
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B- Young Scholars: Religion, Harmony, and Sustainable Development
James T. Christie – Moderator Professor of Whole World Ecumenism and Dialogue Theology, University of Winnipeg      
Abbas Panakkal Director of International relations at Ma’din Academy  
Kat Eghdamian PhD Researcher, University College London (UCL)      
Eimi Priddis Lecturer at Zirve University, Gaziantep, Turkey    
Colin Colter Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Turkey    
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Keynote Dinner
Recep Şentürk – Moderator Director, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University, Turkey      
Musa Duman – Moderator Rector, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University      
Rahmi Yaran Mufti of Istanbul      
Metropolitan Emmanuel His Eminence, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France    
Heiner Bielefeldt United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief      
David Saperstein United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom    
Tim Wilson Human Rights Commissioner of Australia    
Bekir Karliğa Principal Consultant of Prime Minister      
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Opening Plenary: Religion and Sustainable Development
W. Cole Durham, Jr. – Moderator Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies; President, International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies      
Katherine Marshall Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown University  
Recep Şentürk Director, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University, Turkey    
Sharon Eubank Director of Humanitarian Services, LDS Charities, United States
Brian J. Grim President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation  
Mohamad Hammour Chairman, Guidance Financial Group    
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A- Refugee Relief and Religion
Gary B. Doxey – Moderator Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University Law School      
Mehdi Davut Suriye Nur Derneği      
Mahmut Aytekin Researcher, İHH Social Humanitarian Relief Foundation    
Carmen Asiaín Pereira Senator, Parliament of Uruguay; President, Latin American Consortium for Freedom of Religion or Belief  
Jacquie Hughes Convenor, MA Journalism, Brunel University; Specialist Adviser, House of Lords Communications Committee    
Mehmet Güllüoğlu General Director, Türk Kızılayı (Turkish Red Crescent)    
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B- Religion, Peace, and Sustainable Communities
Yannis Ktistakis – Moderator Professor of Public International Law, Demokritus University of Thrace, and Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University      
Brett G. Scharffs Associate Dean for Faculty and Curriculum, Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law and Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University Law School    
Elizabeta Kitanović Executive Secretary for Human Rights, Conference of European Churches    
Mark Hill Honorary Professor, Centre for Law and Religion, Cardiff University; Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria; Visiting Professor, Dickson Poon Law School, King's College, London  
H. Knox Thames Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South / Central Asia, U.S. Department of State    
Alberto Quattrucci Secretary General of Peoples and Religions, Sant’Egidio Community, Italy    
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C- Religion, Business, and Economic Development
Frederick W Axelgard – Moderator Alonzo McDonald Family Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, Wheatley Institution, Brigham Young University      
Ram Cnaan Professor and Director, Program for Religion and Social Policy Research, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania  
Edmund Newell Priest, Church of England, Principal of Cumberland Lodge    
Önder Küçükural Assistant Professor, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University, Istanbul    
Erol Memet Yarar President, Turkish Ski Federation; Founding President of MÜSIAD    
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D- Islamic Finance and Theories of Development
Mehmet Bulut – Moderator President, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University      
Necdet Şensoy Chairman of the Audit Committee, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation    
Cüneyt Orman Advisor, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey    
Asad Zaman Vice Chancellor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics  
Murat Çizakça Emeritus and Adjunct Professor of Islamic Finance at the Luxembourg School of Finance, University of Luxembourg  
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(Luncheon) Parliamentary Panel
H. Knox Thames – Moderator Special Advisor for Religious Minorities in the Near East and South / Central Asia, U.S. Department of State    
Aykan Erdemir Former Member of Parliament, Turkey    
Carmen Asiaín Pereira Senator, Parliament of Uruguay; President, Latin American Consortium for Freedom of Religion or Belief    
Katrina Lantos Swett Commissioner, United States Commission for International Religious Freedom    
Fatih Gürsul Faculty, Istanbul University; Advisor to the Republican People Party (CHP) Leader      
Vecdet Öz Founding General Chairman of the Justice Party; Board Member, Istanbul University Institute of Forensic Medicine      
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Plenary Session: Religion, Religious Freedom, and Economic Development
Tahir Mahmood – Moderator Founder and Honorary Chairman, Amity Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Past Member, Law Commission of India      
Faizan Mustafa Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law    
Marie-Claire Foblets Director, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle; The Institute for Social Anthropology, Catholic University of Leuven  
Pasquale Ferrara Secretary General, European University Institute  
Katrina Lantos Swett Commissioner, United States Commission for International Religious Freedom    
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A- Religion and Productive, Decent Employment
Katayoun Alidadi – Moderator Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology    
Zana Çitak Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Turkey    
Stephanos Stavros Executive Secretary, European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe  
Marco Ventura Professor of Law and Religion, University of Siena  
Dedong Wei Deputy Dean of School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China    
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B- Religion, Quality Education, and Cultural Development
Mehmet Kamil Berse – Moderator President, Istanbul Dersaadet Culture, Literature, and Art Platform      
W. Cole Durham, Jr. Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies; President, International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies    
Alparslan Açıkgenç Professor of Civilization Studies, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University    
Şule Albayrak Assistant Professor, Sociology of Religion, Marmara University  
Blandine Chelini-Pont Professor in History, Law, and Religion, Aix-Marseille University  
Ana María Célis Faculty of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; President, Latin American Consortium for Religious Freedom    
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C- Religion, Health, and Well-Being
Juan G. Navarro Floria – Moderator Law Professor, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina; Past President, Latin American Consortium for Religious Freedom      
Javier Martínez-Torrón Professor of Law and Director of the Department of Law and Religion, Complutense University    
İhsan Karaman President, Medeniyet University (Head of Doctors Worldwide, Head of Green Crescent), Turkey      
İlhan İlkılıç Professor, Chair, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of History of Medicine and Ethics, Istanbul University, Turkey    
Angela Wu Howard International Legal Fellow, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty      
Tuğba Erkoç Research Assistant, Medeniyet University, Istanbul      
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D- Poverty Alleviation and Religion
Mine Yıldırım – Moderator Norwegian Helsinki Committee Head of Freedom of Belief Initiative in Turkey      
Asher Maoz Dean, Peres Academic Center Law School  
Adnan Ertem Director-General, General Directorate of Foundations,Ankara    
Laki Vingas Former Representative of Minority Religions, General Directorate for Foundations      
Selim Argün Faculty of Theology, İstanbul University    
Amina Demir US Programs Coordinator, Zakat Foundation of America    
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Plenary Session: Faith Perspectives on Sustainable Development
Brian J. Adams – Welcome Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University      
Yoshinobu Miyake – Moderator Superior General, Konko Church of Izuo      
Karen Hamilton – Moderator Secretary General, Canadian Council of Churches      
Ganoune Diop Director, Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, Seventh-day Adventist Church      
Paul Morris UNESCO Chair in Inter-Religious Understanding and Relations, Victoria University of Wellington    
Pieter Coertzen Professor (retired), Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University    
Xiaoyun Zheng Deputy Director, Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of the Social Sciences    
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A- Religious Heritage Protection
Peter Petkoff – Moderator Director of Religion, Law and International Relations Programme, Regent's Park College, Oxford and Brunel Law School      
Emre Öktem Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Galatasaray University, Istanbul    
Leonard Hammer Rothberg International School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Andrea and David Stein Visiting Chair in Modern Israel Studies, University of Arizona    
Tahir Mahmood Founder and Honorary Chairman, Amity Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Past Member, Law Commission of India    
Nikos Maghioros Assistant Professor of Canon and Ecclesiastical Law, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki    
Tuğba Tanyeri Erdemir Middle East Technical University, Turkey    
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B- Religion, Environment, and Sustainable Development
David H. Moore – Moderator Wayne M. and Connie C. Hancock Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School      
Dominico Sessa Representative of the Holy See    
Yoshinobu Miyake Superior General, Konko Church of Izuo  
Sayyid Ibrahimul Bukhari Founder & Chairman, Ma'din Academy    
İbrahim Özdemir Director General, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education
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C- NGO Panel: Youth as Advocates of Social & Interfaith Cohesion
Kishan Manocha – Moderator Senior Advisor on Freedom of Religion and Belief, Human Rights Department, OSCE/ODIHR      
Anas Alabbadi Programmes Officer, KAICIID Dialogue Center    
Katerina Khareyn Youth Project Manager, KAICIID Dialogue Centre    
Hany Abdulwahab Abdulmonem Youth Programme Director, World Organization of the Scout Movement    
Rawaad Mahyub Business Development Director, Right Start Foundation International  
Jana Jakob A Common Word Among the Youth    
Lejla Hasandedic A Common Word Among the Youth    
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D- Regional Panel on Russia and Central Asia I
James A. Toronto – Moderator Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Brigham Young University      
Roman Podoprigora Professor of Law, Caspian University, Kazakhstan      
Yertas Muratbekov International Centre of Cultures and Religions      
Galym Nurmagambetovich Shoikin Chairman, Committee for Religious Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Sport, Republic of Kazakhstan      
Lev Simkin Professor, Russian State Academy of Intellectual Property      
Dmitry Kabak President, Open Viewpoint (Human Rights, Freedom of Religion); Member, OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Council on Freedom of Religion or Belief      
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Luncheon Speaker
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A- Spiritual Capital and Economic Development in China
Xiaoyun Zheng – Moderator Deputy Director, Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of the Social Sciences      
Brett G. Scharffs – Moderator Associate Dean for Faculty and Curriculum, Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law and Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Brigham Young University Law School      
Yuting Wang Associate Professor of Sociology, American University of Sharjah, UAE    
Shaojin Chai Senior Research Fellow, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development in UAE    
Nanlai Cao Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Renmin University of China    
Lin Li Director of Department of Islamic Studies, Institute of World Religions, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences    
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B- Women, Faith and Sustainable Development
Karen Hamilton – Moderator Secretary General, Canadian Council of Churches      
Sherrie Steiner Assistant Professor of Sociology, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne  
Lena Larsen Executive Director, Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo    
Anita Soboleva Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Department of Theory and History of Law, National Research University Higher School of Economics    
Nazila Ghanea Associate Professor in International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford; Member, OSCE Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief    
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C- Regional Panel on Russia and Central Asia II
James A. Toronto – Moderator Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Brigham Young University      
Gulchakhra Tulemetova Associate Professor of the UNESCO Chair in the Comparative Study of World Religions, Tashkent Islamic University under the Cabinet of Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan      
Indira Aslanova Head, Analytical Department, Center of Religious, Studies, Russian Slavic University, Kyrgyz Republic      
Zakir Chotaev Deputy Director, State Commission on Religious Affairs, Kyrgyz Republic    
Yakov Asminkin Director, 'TAHLIL' Center for Social Research      
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A- Humanitarian Aid Organizations and Sustainable Development
Rachael Kohn – Moderator Producer and Presenter, ABC's the Spirit of Things, ABC Radio National      
Talia Pura Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan    
Peter Howard Senior Director of Emergency Response, Food for the Hungry  
Sharon Eubank Director of Humanitarian Services, LDS Charities, United States    
Vahdet Görmez Chair of the Department of Child ad Adolescent Psychiatry, Bezmiâlem University; Board Member, Doctors Worldwide  
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B- Dialogue Among Civilizations
Brian J. Adams - Moderator Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University      
İlhan Yildiz President, International Association for Understanding Explaining Mohammad, University of Ankara    
Daniel Peterson Professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic, Brigham Young University    
James T. Christie Professor of Whole World Ecumenism and Dialogue Theology, University of Winnipeg    
Ajay Aggarwal Leicester Council of Faiths  
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C- Regional Panel on Interfaith in the Asia-Pacific
Paul Morris – Moderator UNESCO Chair in Inter-Religious Understanding and Relations, Victoria University of Wellington      
Keith Thompson Associate Professor, School of Law, The University of Notre Dame Sydney    
Asmi Wood Senior Lecturer, College of Law, Australian National University    
Upolu Luma Vaai Senior Lecturer and Department Head, Department of Theology and Ethics, Pacific Theological College    
Bachir Soualhi Director, International Promotion & Scholarships, IIUM Gombak Campus      
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Concluding Dinner: Closing Remarks
Brian J. Adams Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University      
W. Cole Durham, Jr. Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies; President, International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies    
Recep Şentürk Director, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Waqf University, Turkey