At Columbia Law School on February 26th, there will be a one-day conference entitled “Candor or Respect? Talking about the Religion of Others.”  The panelists are asked:

Are candor and respect compatible when discussing other religions in the public sphere? This conference investigates the dangers of neglecting both in the realms of governance, diplomacy and journalism.

Panelists include Bat Ye’or, Faisal Devji (The New School University), Philip Hamburger (Columbia Law School), Marci Hamilton (Cardozo Law School), Leonard Leo (US Commission on International Religious Freedom), Tomoko Masuzawa (University of Michigan), Flemming Rose (Culture Editor, Jyllands-Posten), Alfred Stepan (Columbia University) and Winnifred Sullivan (SUNY at Buffalo Law School).

The conference will take place in Jerome Hall (435 West 116th Street), Room 107, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 26, 2009, and is co-sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life, Mark Kingdon and Columbia Law School.

[Hat tips to First Things.]