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Religious Freedom Discussion SeriesProfessor David Kirkham addressed the topic "Human Rights, the Constitution, and Religious Liberty" as the second lecture in the International Center for Law and Religion Studies' 2012 Religious Freedom Discussion Series on May 2, 2012 at BYU.
Kirkham is senior fellow for Comparative Law and International Policy at the Center, and Regional Advisor for the European Union and Council of Europe. He came to the Center in July 2007 from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, where he served as associate dean and professor of International Politics and Democratic Studies in the College of International and Security Studies.
In this second chapter of the 2012 ICLRS Freedom of Religion Discussion Series, Kirkham examined religious liberty and freedom of conscience while applying a compatibility test to the U.S. Constitution and international human rights documents. In light of both international and domestic legal norms, protections, and aspirations, this presentation marked the start of a quest for the harmonious intersections in these documents as well as for their potential pockets of discord.
The presentation is available in the following formats:
Recording (Windows Media File)
Posted: July 05, 2012