Schedule

Culture, Religion, and Memory

Time Presenters
Thursday, March 1
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

Welcoming Remarks
Annette Clark
Dean, Saint Louis University School of Law

7:30 p.m.
Dinner

Friday, March 2

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks

Anders Walker
Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law

Dr. Michal Jan Rozbicki
Associate Professor, Saint Louis University Center for Intercultural Studies


9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Opening Comment
Paul Curtman
Representative, Missouri State House
Why decisions based on foreign law violate Missouri public policy

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Questions and Answers

10:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Plenary Address
 

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Naim
Professor of Law, Emory Law
Banning Sharia is a “Red Herring”: The Way Forward for All Americans

Joel Nichols
Associate Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law
Marriage & Divorce in a Multicultural Context

SpearIt
Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
Comment/Response: Sound Public Policy or Sounds of Panic?


11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Panel I: Constitutions & Culture

Semahagn Gashu
PhD candidate, University of Goettingen, Germany
The Debate on Compatibility of Liberal Values to African Culture

Monica Eppinger
Assistant Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
Bringing Comparison Home
Michal Jan Rozbicki
Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Intercultural Studies, Saint Louis University
Comment/Response

2:30 - 2:40 p.m. Break

2:40 - 4:10 p.m. Afternoon Panel II: Constitutions & Memory
  Jelte Olthof
PhD candidate, University of Groningen, Rijksuniversiteit, The Netherlands
Let history be our guide: the past as an invisible source of (un)constitutionality in (post)revolutionary France and the United States
Kathryn Fort
Michigan State University School of Law
Historical Fictions: Tribes, Narrative, and the Supreme Court
Anders Walker
Associate Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law
Comment/Response

4:10 - 4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Stacy Osmond
Editor Saint Louis University Law Journal
Anders Walker
Associate Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law

4:30-6:00 p.m. Reception

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