On 23 December 2021, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. Dr. Nadia Bernaz discusses the Act’s main provisions, the reaction of the U.S. business community, the EU approach to combatting forced labor, and the expected effectiveness of this legislation.

Dr. Dmytro Vovk discusses the religious dimension of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict including the influence of religion on the conflict, threats to religious freedom in the territories affected by the conflict and church-state relations in Ukraine in the context of the conflict.

In this video, Dmytro Vovk,  member of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief and a co-editor of Talk About: Law and Religion, explains why freedom of religion or belief and security should be advanced as non-competitive goals.

Catherine Wanner discusses the role of anthropological approach in studying religion, the difference between religion and faith, atheists campaigns in communist countries, religiosity and religious life of post-communist societies, and religious lessons of the communist era.

Read the full printed version of Catherine Wanner’s interview here.

Knox Thames discusses U.S. religious freedom diplomacy, ambiguous interrelations between democracy and religious freedom protection, vulnerability of LGBT-community, converts, and atheists, and perspectives of international religious freedom.
Read the full printed version of Knox Thames’s interview here.
Shamshad Pasarlay, a former professor at an Afghanistan university, speaks on possible changes in the Afghan political and legal system after most of the country was seized by the Taliban. He focuses on the nature of the regime, the application of the Taliban’s version of sharia law, and its threats to women’s and girl’s rights.

Webinar Advancing Religious Freedom in Different Political Regimes held on 7 June 2021 to highlight opportunities and successful stories, as well as challenges and failures in promoting religious freedom globally.

Speakers: Brett G. ScharffsJán Figeľ, Mine Yildirim, Knox Thames, Elizabeth Clark.

Moderated by Dmytro Vovk.

Webinar God in Secular Constitutions held on 7 Dec 2020 to learn more about religion and secular constitutionalism with focus on the Australian, German, Polish, and Russian constitutions.

Speakers: Brett G. Scharffs, Justin Collings, Nicholas Aroney, Mikhail Antonov, Piotr Szymaniec.

Moderated by Dmytro Vovk.