Speakers

Sven Speer at the Arab-European Dialogue Forum, Cairo

Our speakers have years of experience engaging in public speaking activities at national and international conferences and forums. Their perspective on state and religion from a global perspective is both innovative and insightful as it parts away from the usual thoughts of established churches and secular organizations thus defending the rights of religious minorities openly. They strive for a consequent opening of the state when it comes to religious and ideological diversity within society – that is the Open Religion Policy Forum main goal.

If you are interested in contacting one of our experts, please contact our chairman Sven Speer via email: sven.speer@offene-religionspolitik.de

 

Where we spoke

Topics

Our experts have been invited to talk about topics like:

  • The Prevention of Discriminatory Practices towards Religion
  • The Changing Role of Religion in Western States and Societies
  • Regimes of Religious Pluralism in 20th-Century Europe
  • Bridging the Gap: Arab-European Dialogue Forum on the Basics of Liberalism
  • Religion, Democracy, and Civil Society
  • Democracy and the Religious Challenge

 

Institutions

The following institutions (among others) invited our experts:

  • Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces), Munster
  • International Center for Law and Religion Studies der Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah
  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation Freedom in Washington, D.C., Jerusalem, Kairo, Berlin, Beirut
  • University of Houston Victoria, Texas
  • Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
  • Samir Kassir Foundation, Beirut
  • American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin