Advisory Board

Former President of the European Commission and former prime minister of Italy. Mr Prodi also has an academic background, mostly at the University of Bologna, but also as visiting professor at the University of Harvard. As President of the European Commission he has indicated the importance he...
Professor of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Prof. Bennett is specialised in African customary law, conflict of laws, and legal pluralism. He has studied religion and culture in the South Africa society, where various diverse religions are practiced: not only Christian, Jewish and Islam...
Dr. Jocelyne Cesari is an Associate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Center for European Studies and teaches at the Harvard Divinity School and Government Department. Dr. Cesari is a political scientist, specializing in the Middle East and Islamic studies. She is Director of the...
Professor of Sociology, University of Exeter, UK. Prof. Davie is a specialist in the sociology of religion, with a particular interest in patterns of religion in Europe. She holds an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Theology at Uppsala University (2008) and works closely with colleagues there...
Gates University Professor of Law at Brigham Young University. He serves as a member of the OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Council of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief and as Vice-President of the International Academy for Freedom of Religion and Belief. He has been heavily involved in comparative law...
Professor of Law and Political Science, Saint Joseph University, Beirut. Prof. Gannagé is a member and former vice president of the Institute of International Law. He holds two honorary doctorates (from the Universities of Toulouse and Paris II: Panthéon-Assas). He has been member of...
Canada Research Chair in North American and Comparative Juridical and Cultural Identities, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal. Prof. Gaudreault-DesBeins is Associate Dean, Research. His teaching and research interests are constitutional law (domestic and comparative), legal theory...
Former Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe (1999-2006) and former Spanish Ombudsman (Defensor del Pueblo) (1987-1993). Dr. Gil-Robles was a founding member of the Ibero-American Association of the Ombudsman (Buenos Aires) and of the Ibero-American Federation of the Ombudsman (...
Advocate General at the European Court of Justice. She was professor of German and foreign public law, international law and European law at the Universities of Augsburg (1992), Heidelberg (1993) and Düsseldorf (1994) and of International Law, International Business Law and European Law at the...
Professor of South Asian Laws, School for Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is specialised in both Muslim and Hindu law, especially in the issues of personal status and family affairs, in migration, and in the relations between law, religion and culture. He has also done...
Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy, University of Bristol. He is the founding Director of the University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship. His fields of specialisation are theory and politics of racism, racial equality, multiculturalism and secularism, with...
Judge at the European Court of Human Rights. He is specialised in human rights and constitutional law. Before his appointment as judge, he was professor at the Central European University in Budapest and visiting professor at various universities. He was the founder and spokesperson of the...
Adam Seligman is professor of Religion and Director of the Religion and Society Program at Boston University. He has lived and taught at universities in the US, in Israel, and in Hungary. He is author of numerous articles and books on the sociology of religion, including Modernity's Wager:...
Linda Woodhead, is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University, and Director of the £12m AHRC/ESRC UK Research Programme ‘Religion and Society’. Her research explores the role of religion in modern societies. She is the author, with Ole Riis, of A Sociology of...
Senior fellow and head of the Department of Civil Laws in Islamic Countries, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg. Dr. Yassari has published numerous articles on private international law and the contemporary civil laws of Islamic countries. Recently she has...