Supporting Religion Anyway | 9/9/17 | Oslo

    How Religious Parties Successfully Adapt to Secularization in 24 Constitution-Building Processes in Germany

    At the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the president of the Open Religious Policy Forum Sven W. Speer, will present the findings of his paper “Supporting Religion Anyway: How Religious Parties Successfully Adapt to Secularization in 24 Constitution-Building Processes in Germany”.

    The presentation is part of the panel “Religious Actors, Party Politics and Contestation” moderated by Prof. Dr. Antonius Liedhegener.

    More information: https://ecpr.eu/Events/PaperDetails.aspx?PaperID=34807&EventID=96

    Dr. Sven Speer
    Dr. Sven Speer is Founding President of the Open Religious Policy Forum (FOR) since 2011. As staff and with presentations and expert report he advises governments, members of parliament, religious congregations, and NGOs on the relation between state and religion - e.g. in Berlin, Jerusalem, Beirut, Cairo, Washington, D.C., Houston, and Salt Lake City. Speer has studied political science and history and has investigated government regulation on religion at the Cluster of Excellence 'Religion and Politics', the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies.