Conference Program

The Conference is organized by the
Department of Ethics, Law and Politics at the MPI-MMG. Additional support is provided by the
Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in  Comparative Constitutionalism.

Conference Program

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09:00-09:15 Welcome (Organizers: Benjamin Boudou, Hans Leaman and Maximilian Scholz)

09:15-10:45 Panel 1 (Chair: Max Scholz)

Geert Janssen (University of Amsterdam): Religious Minorities and the Invention of the Refugee

Karen Lauterbach (University of Copenhagen): Hosting as Sacrifice and Grace – The Case of Congolese Refugee Churches in Uganda

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30 Panel 2 (Chair: Benjamin Boudou)

Aurélia Bardon (University of Konstanz): The Pope’s Public Reason

Sara Silvestri (City University of London): What is the Role of the Catholic Church in the Global Governance of Migration?

12:30-13:30 Lunch (MPI Villa, Garden Room)

13:30-14:30 Keynote
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (UCL): From the Local to the Global: The Roles of Local Faith Communities in Refugee Situations in the Global South

14:30-16:00 Panel 3 (Chair: Hans Leaman)

Gilad Ben-Nun (University of Leipzig): From Jewish Religious Acceptance to Israeli Nationalist Rejection – African Migrants in Israel

Irial Glynn (Leiden University): The Vatican Effect? Assessing the Role of the Catholic Church in Italian Refugee Debates

16:00-16:15 Coffee Break

16:15-17:45 Panel 4 (Chair: Ayelet Shachar)

Diane L. Moore (Harvard University): Religion and Refugees in the United States: A Religious Literacy Framework of Analysis

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (Northwestern University): True Conversion: The Politics of Religion on the Border

17:45-18:00 Concluding Discussion (Organizers)