Lectures & Events

Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
OCT 2, 2010
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

In his talk, Amos Guiora will discuss the topic of his book, Freedom from Religion. In his book, Prof. Guiora invites policy-makers and concerned citizens to consider an unusual technique for curtailing the threat of new terrorist attacks: curtailing religious freedom. He argues that Western and Middle Eastern tolerance of religious extremism has led to the current security crisis that our world now faces. By exploring the different policies and challenges arising in five countries (the U.S., The UK, the Netherlands, Turkey, and Israel), Prof. Guiora adds a novel argument to the global debate on religion�s relationship to terror.

The lecture will examine whether First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion should be rearticulated. The issues and ideas presented bear directly on cases involving questions of speech and religion.
Speaker Information
Amos GuioraAmos Guiora
Professor, S.J. Quinney College of Law
University of Utah

Amos Guiora is a Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, the University of Utah. Guiora who teaches Criminal Procedure, International Law, Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism and Religion and Terrorism incorporates innovative scenario-based instruction to address national and international security issues and dilemmas. He is a Member of the American Bar Association's Law and National Security Advisory Committee, a Research Fellow at the International Institute on Counter-Terrorism, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzeliya, Israel, a Corresponding Member, The Netherlands School of Human Rights Research, University of Utrecht School of Law and was awarded a Senior Specialist Fulbright Fellowship for The Netherlands in 2008. Professor Guiora has published extensively both in the U.S. and Europe on issues related to national security, limits of interrogation, religion and terrorism, the limits of power and multiculturalism and human rights. He is the author of Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism, Fundamentals of Counterterrorism, Constitutional Limits on Coercive Interrogation, and Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security. He served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces as Lieutenant Colonel (retired), and held a number of senior command positions, including Commander of the IDF School of Military Law and Legal Advisor to the Gaza Strip.
Additional Information
Dean's breakfast precedes lecture from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Lunch Reception follows lecture.

Open to the public at no cost.

1.5 hours CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend.

At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.

There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

Supplemental Readings:
- Guiora Bibliography
- Religious Extremism

Recording in any form is prohibited.

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