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Robert Smith has served as the Managing Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies since 2006. In this role he oversees the activities of the Center, including supervising the Annual International Law and Religion Symposium and numerous international conferences each year, in addition to overseeing academic publications and participating in law-reform consultations. He serves as the Center’s Regional Advisor for the United States. Professor Smith is a co-author, along with W. Cole Durham, Jr. and William Bassett, of the treatise Religious Organizations and the Law, published by Thomson West. This four-volume, four-thousand-page work for lawyers representing religious... more

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M. Christian Green is a scholar, teacher, researcher, and writer working in the fields of law, religion, ethics, human rights, and world affairs. She holds degrees from Georgetown University in history and government, Emory University in law and theology, and the University of Chicago in religion and ethics. She has taught at DePaul University, Harvard Divinity School, and the Candler School of Theology. She has been a researcher at the Religion, Culture, and Family Project at the University of Chicago, the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics in Chicago, and the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. Her research interests include law and religion, human rights, feminism and the family, bioethics, and religion and international affairs. She is... more

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Francois Venter has taught law since 1974 in the Faculty of Law in Potchefstroom – since 1980 as professor. Dean 2001-2012. Regularly visited Germany on research grants from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation since 1979. Convenor of the Technical Committee on Constitutional Affairs of the Multiparty Negotiation Process (MPNP) in Kempton Park May to December 1993 (the Committee was responsible for the formulation of a large part of the first fully democratic Constitution of South Africa). President of the South African Law Deans' Association 2009-2010. Promoter for eleven completed doctoral theses. Rated by the National Research Foundation of South Africa in 2011 as a researcher "who enjoys considerable international recognition by his peers for the high quality and impact of his recent research outputs."