2017 Archive of Presentations (English)

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Thursday, 15 June 2017
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Opening Session and Welcome / Formal Opening of Forum Religions in Context
Kathy Ehrensperger – Moderator Research Professor, University of Potsdam
Oliver Günther President, University of Potsdam  
Brett G. Scharffs Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University  
Brian J. Adams Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University  
Gabriel Saez Director of Global Affairs, National Senate of Argentina  
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Inaugural Session
Emma Nicholson Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, Member of House of Lords
H.E. Emmanuel Adamakis His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, Ecumenical Patriarchate; Vice President of the Conference of European Churches  
Ottmar Edenhofer Director MCC, Chief Economist PIK/Potsdam  
David Saperstein Former US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom; Director Emeritus, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism  
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Friday, 16 June 2017
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Plenary Session: Religion, Sustainable Development Goals, and the Refugee and Famine Crises
Arntraud Hartmann Adjunct Professor of International Development, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Europe
Katherine Marshall Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University; Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue  
Mohammed Abu-Nimer Senior Advisor, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue Dialogue (KAICIID)  
Christo Greyling Senior Director, Church and Faith Partnerships for Development, World Vision International  
Ulrich Nitschke Head of Sector Program Values for Religion and Development, German Society for International Cooperation; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Head of the Secretariat for the  
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Plenary Session: Freedom of Religion or Belief, the Religious Sector, and Sustainable Development
W. Cole Durham, Jr. Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies; Susa Young Gates Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; G20 Interfaith Summit Executive Committee
Sophie van Bijsterveld Senator, Dutch Upper House of Parliament; Professor of Religion, Law and Society, Radboud University  
Ana María Celis Brunet Professor and Director, Center for Law and Religion, Faculty of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; President, International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies  
Gerhard Robbers Professor Emeritus, University of Trier; Former Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection of Rhineland-Palatinate  
David Saperstein Former US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom; Director Emeritus, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism  
Shimon Shetreet Greenblatt Chair of Public and International Law, Hebrew University Law School  
Monica Duffy Toft Professor of International Politics, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; Director, Center for Strategic Studies  
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Civilization Perspectives on the Crises
Mike Waltner Program Manager, Professional Development and Learning, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)
Ganoune Diop General Secretary, International Religious Liberty Association  
W. Cole Durham, Jr. Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies; Susa Young Gates Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; G20 Interfaith Summit Executive Committee  
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Faith, Sustainable Development, and the Environment
Asher Maoz – Moderator Dean, Peres Academic Center Law School  
H.E. Emmanuel Adamakis His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France, Ecumenical Patriarchate; Vice President of the Conference of European Churches  
Ottmar Edenhofer Director MCC, Chief Economist PIK/Potsdam  
Yoshinobu Miyake Superior General, Konko Church of Izuo  
Ibrahim Ozdemir Founding President of Hassan Kalyoncu University, Istanbul; Former Director General, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of National Education  
Awraham Soetendorp President, Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values  
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Impacts of Interfaith Collaboration
Ana María Celis Brunet Professor and Director, Center for Law and Religion, Faculty of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; President, International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies  
Peter Ciaccio Pastor; Waldensian Church  
Alexander Goldberg King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID); Jewish Chaplain of Surrey, International Advisor and Director of Programmes, University of Sur  
Abbas Panakkal Director of International relations, Ma’din Academy; 2016 International Fellow, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)  
Richard Tutin General Secretary, Queensland Churches Together  
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Plenary Session: Religion and the Economic Sector: Religious Literacy and German's G20 Objectives
Edmund Newell – Moderator Principal, Cumberland Lodge; Founding Director, St. Paul’s Institute
Michael Wakelin Executive Associate in Public Education, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge; Former Head of BBC Religion and Ethics  
Draško Aćimović Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Belgium  
Brian J. Grim President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation  
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Alternative Visions of Development
Daniel Legutke Desk Officer Human Rights Department, German Commission of Justice and Peace
Katherine Marshall Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University; Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue  
Patrick Schnabel Representative Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz, Kirchlicher Entwicklungsdienst  
Peter Spiegel CEO, Genisis Institute for Social Innovation and Impact Strategies  
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Partnership with Africa
Ulrich Nitschke Head of Sector Program Values for Religion and Development, German Society for International Cooperation; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Head of the Secretariat for the  
Mussie Hailu Gebrestadik Global Envoy of United Religions Initiative (URI) and Regional Director of URI for Africa & Representative to the UN and African Union  
Akalemwa Ngenda Faculty of Law, Brunel University  
Selina Palm Researcher, Interdisciplinary Unit for Religion and Development Research, Stellenbosch University  
Manisuli Ssenyonjo Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Brunel University London  
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Religion, Media, and Development in the Post-Truth World
Robert Smith Director, Jerusalem Global Gateway, University of Notre Dame, Jerusalem
Andrew West Presenter, The Religion & Ethics Report, ABC Radio National  
Peter Petkoff Director of Religion, Law and International Relations Programme, Regent’s Park College, Oxford and Brunel Law School  
Nagihan Haliloğlu Assistant Professor, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Ibn Haldun University  
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Shrinking Space of Civil Society
Tahir Mahmood Distinguished Jurist Chair; Professor of Eminence and Chair, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Amity University, New Delhi; Founding President, South Asia Consortium for Religion and Law Studies
Ani Zonneveld President and Founder of Muslims for Progressive Values  
Brett G. Scharffs Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, and Francis R. Kirkham Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University  
Liviu Olteanu Secretary General, International Association for the Defense of Religious Liberty (AIDLR)  
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Refugees and Cultural Heritage in Transition
Peter Petkoff Director of Religion, Law and International Relations Programme, Regent’s Park College, Oxford and Brunel Law School  
Michael Bochmann Director of Water City Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance  
Nagihan Haliloğlu Assistant Professor, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Ibn Haldun University  
Yannis Ktistakis Assistant Professor, Demokritus University of Thrace, and Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University  
Nikos Maghioros Assistant Professor of Canon and Ecclesiastical Law, Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  
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Conflict Resolution
Elizabeta Kitanović – Moderator Executive Secretary for Human Rights and Communication, Conference of European Churches
Brian J. Adams Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University  
Omar Al Kaddour Director of Religious Freedom and Diversity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Government of Argentina  
Antti Pentikäinen Executive Director of the Secretariat and Convener of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers; Special Envoy for the Prime Minister of Finland for the Migration Crisis  
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Saturday, 16 June 2017
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Plenary Session: Perspectives on the Refugee Crisis
Peter Jörgensen Representative at the seat of the German government, Association of Evangelical Free Churches in Germany
Carmen Asiaín Pereira Senator, Parliament of Uruguay; President, Latin American Consortium for Freedom of Religion or Belief  
Peter Bender German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP); Member of the Steering Committee (GA) of Religions for Peace (RfP)  
Hany El-Banna President, Humanitarian Forum; Founder of Islamic Relief  
Ján Figeľ Special Envoy for the Promotion of Freedom of Religion Outside the European Union, European Commission  
Nabil Haddad Founder and Director, Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Center (JICRC); Dean, Saints Peter and Paul Old Cathedral  
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Youth Interfaith Engagement
Anja Fahlenkamp Founding Director, Faiths In Tune  
Charly Burridge-Jones ParliaMentors Alumni Network, Three Faiths Forum (3FF)  
Jad Lehman-Abi-Haidar Representative of Dialogperspektiven, Religionen und Weltanschauungen im Gespräch  
Ishrat Hossain Doctoral Researcher in International Relations, Linacre College, University of Oxford, Department of Politics and International Relations  
Samir Akacha Vice-President, Coexister Europe  
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Roundtable on Countering Violent Extremism Issues
David M. Kirkham – Moderator Director, BYU London Centre; Senior Fellow, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Susan J. Breeze Head of Bilateral Team, International Counter-Extremism Group, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)  
Elizabeta Kitanović Executive Secretary for Human Rights and Communication, Conference of European Churches  
Kishan Manocha Senior Adviser on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Human Rights Department, OSCE/ODIHR  
Tina Ramirez President and Founder of Hardwired, Inc.  
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Religion, Development, and Economic Impact of Religion
Frerich Görts Undersecretary Retd., National Director of Public Affairs, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Keith Thompson Associate Professor, School of Law, The University of Notre Dame Sydney  
Marco Ventura Professor of Law and Religion, University of Siena  
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Plenary Session: The Challenge of Refugee and Food Crises
Brian J. Adams – Moderator Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University
Roland Bank Senior Legal Officer, Office of UN High Commissioner of Refugees  
Mohammed Jamouchi General Secretary, Religions for Peace, Europe  
Timothy Lavelle Senior Food Security Advisor, USAID Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives  
Gary B. Sabin Europe Area Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  
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Latin American Perspectives on Promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Gary B. Doxey Associate Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
Cristina Calvo Director of the International Program on Democracy, Society, and New Economies, University of Buenos Aires  
Juan Navarro Floria Professor of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina  
Gabriel Saez Director of Global Affairs, National Senate of Argentina  
Raúl Jorge Scialabba President, Argentine Council for Religious Liberty (CALIR)  
Elias Szczytnicki Secretary General and Regional Director, Religions for Peace Latin America and the Caribbean  
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Faith-Based Responses to the Refugee Crisis
Fred Axelgard – Moderator Senior Fellow, International Relations, The Wheatley Institution, Brigham Young University
Iftikhar Ayaz Chairman, International Human Rights Committee, London  
Naomi Hunt Fellow and Program Manager, Refugees in Europe; King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)  
Edmund Newell Principal, Cumberland Lodge; Founding Director, St. Paul’s Institute  
Erin Wilson Associate Professor Politics and Religion, Centre for Religion, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies; Conflict and the Public Domain, University of Groningen  
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Interfaith and Food Security
Patrick Schnabel – Moderator Representative Evangelische Kirche Berlin-Brandenburg-schlesische Oberlausitz, Kirchlicher Entwicklungsdienst
Ramin Khabirpour Former Vice President, Danone Europe; CEO, Khabirpour Consulting  
Nicta M. Lubaale General Secretary, Organization of African Instituted Churches  
Katherine Marshall Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University; Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue  
Luise Steinwachs Head of the Unit for Basic Services and Food Security, Brot für die Welt  
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A Common Word Among the Youth: Interfaith Development Goals
James T. Christie – Moderator Professor of Whole World Ecumenism and Dialogue Theology, University of Winnipeg
Rawaad Mahyub Chair, A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY)  
Jana Jakob Co-founder of Soul Sisters; Representative, A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY)  
Anupoma Niloya Troyee Representative, A Common Word Among the Youth (ACWAY)  
Anja Fahlenkamp Founding Director, Faiths In Tune  
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Women, Faith, and Human Rights
Bani Dugal – Moderator Principal Representative to the UN to the Baha’i International Community
Saba Detweiler Representative of the Bahá’í in Germany  
Nagihan Haliloğlu Assistant Professor, Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Ibn Haldun University  
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Concluding Plenary
Kathy Ehrensperger Research Professor, University of Potsdam  
Brian J. Adams Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University  
Katherine Marshall Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University; Executive Director, World Faiths Development Dialogue  
Ulrich Nitschke Head of Sector Program Values for Religion and Development, German Society for International Cooperation; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Head of the Secretariat for the  
Juan Navarro Floria Professor of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina  
W. Cole Durham, Jr. Founding Director, International Center for Law and Religion Studies; Susa Young Gates Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University; G20 Interfaith Summit Executive Committee