Security and Human Rights: Conflict or Complementarity?  (Funded by the British Academy, 2008-2010)

Lectures were held at the University of Exeter and were open to the public at no charge.   They have subsequently been published as Esther D. Reed and Michael Dumper, Eds, Civil Liberties, National Security and Prospects for Consensus Legal, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives. 

The same questions were put to all speakers:

What do you understand by security? What issues and assumptions need to be clarified with respect to the relation between concepts of 'national security', 'international security', and 'global security'?
Is the subordination of human rights to any or all of the above unnecessary and/or morally questionable?
How might better protection of human rights make nation states safer and/or more secure?
What contribution, if any, might members of the major world religions make to this debate?

Speakers included:

Professor Conor Gearty, London School of Economics.
Civil liberties, terrorism and UK human rights law.

Professor Jeremy Waldron, New York University School of Law.
The Good of Security.

Dr Eric Metcalfe, of the human rights organisation Justice.
Terror, Reason and Rights.

Professor Tariq Modood, University of Bristol, UK.
Religion As Identity, Respect for Religion and Secularism.

Professor Malcolm Evans, University of Bristol, UK.
From Cartoons to Crucifixes: Current Controversies concerning the Freedom of Religion and the Freedom of Expression before the European Court of Human Rights

Professor Robin W. Lovin, Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, USA.
Security and the State: A Christian Realist Perspective on the World since 2001