Carleton experts are available to discuss a number of topics related to the planned Charter of Quebec Religious Values.
Bell Chair Fellow/SSHRC Post-Doc, Department of Political Science
Phone: 613-520-2600 x. 1432
Hicks’s primary research focus is on formal institutions of governance – constitutions, legislatures, courts, governments and federalism – in developed countries like Canada, the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Europe. More specifically, he has been researching institutional change; why some countries have been able to ‘reform’ their institutions of governance and amend their constitutions.
Assistant Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies
Phone: 613-520-2600 ext. 2085
Adrian’s research focuses on the question of rights of minorities in religiously, ethnically and culturally diverse societies. She is examining how states integrate or accommodate culturally distinct peoples while maintaining a healthy balance between international and national rights and respect for national values. Most recently, she has looked at these questions in light of the debate around religious symbols in public schools in France. Her forthcoming book Risking Religious Freedom: France, the Veil and the Right to Act on Faith argues that France, and Europe more generally, are heading down a dangerous path in their reluctance to live up to the spirit of international human rights conventions.
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Given teaches about cross-cultural communication, as well as religious symbolism. His research addresses immigrant and refugee settlement and adaptation, cultural survival, belief systems and new religions in Canada.
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