2012 - 2013 Schedule

Fall 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Movie Screening and Discussion of "A Separation"
Best Foreign Language Film, Academy Awards 2012
Golden Bear for Best Film, 61st Berlin International Film Festival
Best Foreign Film, 2012 French César awards
Paul Gewirtz 
Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law, Yale Law School
Arang Keshavarzian 
Associate Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU
Vicki Schultz 
Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences, Yale Law School

Moderated by Dean Robert Post and Professor Patrick Weil (Yale Law School)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Rule of Law in South Asia: Is ‘Secular’ India lagging behind ‘Religious’ Pakistan?

Christophe Jaffrelot
Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Research, in Paris, France, the author of India's Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India and the editor of Pakistan: Nationalism Without A Nation.
Sudhir Krishnaswamy
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Visiting Professor of Indian Constitutional Law (Fall 2012) and the author of Democracy and Constitutionalism in India.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Constitution Making in the Arab Spring: Have Islamists Stolen the Revolution?

Chibli Mallat
Visiting Professor of Law and Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Senior Fellow (Yale Law School)
Kenneth Roth
Executive Director (Human Rights Watch)

Spring 2013

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Religion and American Politics: How Religious are American Voters?

Alan Cooperman 
Associate Director for Research (Pew Center Forum on Religion and Public Life)
Steven B. Smith
Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science (Yale)

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Religion in Uniform: The Contested Place of Observance and Belief in the Armed Forces

Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.)
Professor of Law and Executive Director
Center on Law, Ethics and National Security
Duke University School of Law
Eugene R. Fidell
Senior Research Scholar in Law and
Florence Rogatz Visiting Lecturer in Law Yale Law School


Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The Harm in Hate Speech: Free Speech, Religion, and Group Dignity
Jeremy Waldron
University Professor and Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Author of The Harm in Hate Speech (2012)
Robert C. Post
Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School