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Emerging International Leaders Programme (FoRB)

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21/07/2017 - 23/07/2017

All Day

Cumberland Lodge

The Emerging International Leaders Programme, open to postgraduate students who are Scholars on a Commonwealth Scholarship or a Chevening Scholarship, will equip future leaders and opinion formers with the skills and insight necessary to drive debate, influence policy and build a powerful global network.

Focusing on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB), the programme aims to empower Scholars to become advocates of human rights in their universities and home countries.

The programme is made up of a series of three residential retreats taking place in April, June and July 2017, with this being the last residential retreat in the series.

A number of key questions will be examined through the programme:

  • Why is freedom of religion or belief important?
  • How does freedom of religion or belief intersect with other freedoms?
  • What are the successes/failings of existing national and international policies on freedom of religion or belief?
  • How can existing human rights frameworks be supplemented, supported and implemented?

The programme will involve:

  • Lectures, workshops, and peer-to-peer learning
  • An exploration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the role and position of religion in the public square, religious literacy, and inter-faith dialogue
  • Analysis of practical responses to violations of FoRB worldwide

Scholars will look at Freedom of Religion or Belief in a contemporary, global context and have the opportunity to engage in a multi-disciplinary discussion with academics, advocates, policy makers, activists, and their peers.

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