Prof. (Univ. of Toronto) Dr. Ayelet Shachar

Prof. (Univ. of Toronto) Dr. Ayelet Shachar

Law and Political Science

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Ayelet Shachar is Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, where she heads the Ethics, Law, and Politics Department at the Institute. Before joining the Max Planck Society, Shachar held the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism at the University of Toronto Faculty Law, and was also the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School and the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. She earned her LL.M. and J.S.D from Yale University.

Shachar is the author of Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women’s Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2001)—winner of the American Political Science Association Foundations of Political Theory Best First Book Award, The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality (Harvard University Press, 2009)—named 2010 International Ethics Notable Book in recognition of its “superior scholarship and contribution to the field of international ethics,” and Olympic Citizenship: Migration and the Global Race for Talent (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2018), as well as over seventy articles and book chapters on citizenship theory, immigration law, multiculturalism and women’s rights, family law and religion in comparative perspective, highly skilled migration, and global inequality. Her work has been published in venues such as the Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, Theoretical Inquiries in Law, and the Yale Law Journal. She is the recipient of excellence awards in three different countries (Canada, Israel, and the United States), the most recent of which was awarded to her by the Migration & Citizenship Section of the American Political Science Association.

Shachar was a Fulbright Fellow at Yale Law School, Emile Noël Senior Fellow at NYU School of Law, and Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. She is an elected board member of five peer-reviewed journals and the lead editor of the recently commissioned Oxford Handbook of Citizenship. Shachar has delivered keynotes and public lectures on five continents and has provided pro-bono expert consultation to judges, governmental commissions and the World Bank, as well as non-governmental organizations specializing in citizenship, immigration and religious toleration. Her work has proven influential in public policy debates. It has been cited, for example, by England’s Archbishop of Canterbury and the Supreme Court of Canada.

In 2014, she was peer-elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) – the highest academic accolade in that country. In 2015, she joined the Max Planck Society as Director and Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. In 2017, she was named Member of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen) – the oldest academy of sciences and humanities in Germany. 

Publications

Books

[2018, forthcoming] Olympic Citizenship: Migration and the Global Race for Talent. Oxford University Press.

[2017] (edited with Rainer Bauböck, Irene Bloemraad and Maarten Vink) The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship. Oxford University Press.

[2015] (edited with Geoffrey Brahm Levey) The Politics of Citizenship in Immigrant Democracies: The Experience of the United States, Canada, and Australia. Routledge.

[2009] The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality
Harvard University Press.

[2001] Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women’s Rights 
Cambridge University Press (Cambridge online publication 2009)

Articles

[2017, forthcoming] “Citizenship for Sale?” In: Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Baubock, Irene Bloemraad and Maarten Vink (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Citizenship. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

[2017, forthcoming] “Constituting Citizens: Oath, Gender, Religious Attire.” In Richard Albert and David Cameron (eds.) Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

[2016c] "Faith in law? Diffusing tensions between diversity and equality." In: Seyla Benhabib and Volker Kaul (eds.) Toward New Democratic Imaginaries - İstanbul Seminars on Islam, Culture and Politics. Wiesbaden: Springer, pp. 315-329.

[2016b]  "Squaring the Circle of Multiculturalism? Religious Freedom and Gender Equality in Canada." Law and Ethics of Human Rights 10, pp. 31-69.

[2016a] "Selecting by Merit: The Brave New World of Stratified Mobility." In: Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi (eds.) Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Mobility. Oxford University Press, pp. 175-201.

[2015b] "Law, Religion and Gender." In: Silvio Ferrari (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Law and Religion. Routledge, pp. 321-336.

[2015a] "The Search for Equal Membership in the Age of Terror." In:
Edward M. Iacobucci and Stephen J. Toope (eds.) After the Paris Attacks: Responses in Canada, Europe and Around the World. University of Toronto Press, pp. 65-73

[2014e] "On Citizenship, States, and Markets" (with Ran Hirschl)
Journal of Political Philosophy 22, 2014, pp. 231-257

[2014d] "Citizenship and the 'Right to Have Rights'" In: Ayelet Shachar and Geoffrey Brahm Levey (eds.) Special Issue - Citizenship in a Globalized World: The Experience of Immigrant Democracies. Citizenship Studies 18, 2014, pp. 113-242

[2014c] "Family Matters: Is there Room for 'Culture' in the Courtroom?" In: Will Kymlicka, Matt Matravers and Claes Lernestedt (eds.) Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity. Oxford University Press, pp. 119-152 

[2014b] "The Constitutional Boundaries of Religious Accommodation." In: Susanna Mancini and Michel Rosenfeld (eds.) Constitutional Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival. Oxford University Press, pp.175-191

[2014a] Ayelet Shachar, “Dangerous Liaisons: Money and Citizenship” in Ayelet Shachar and Rainer Bauböck (eds.) Should Citizenship be for Sale? EUI Working Paper RSCAS 1/2014. European University Institute.

[2013e] "Entangled: Family, Religion and Human Rights." In: Cindy Holder and David Reidy (eds.) Human Rights: The Hard Questions. Cambridge University Press, pp. 115-135 pdf

[2013d] "Interpretation Sections (27 & 28) of the Canadian Charter." In: Errol Mendes and Stephane Beaulac (eds.) Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms/Charte canadienne des droits et libertés. 5th ed, LexisNexis, pp. 147-190.
Reprinted in Supreme Court Law Review (2d) 61, 2013, pp. 147-190

[2013c] (with Ran Hirschl) "Entailed Citizenship." In: John Cunliffe and Guido Erreygers (eds.) Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality. Routledge, pp. 81-97

[2013b] "Talent Matters: Immigration Policy-Setting as a Competitive Scramble among Jurisdictions." In: Phil Triadafilopoulos (ed.) Wanted and Welcome? Hightly-Skilled Immigration Policies in Comparative Perspective. Springer, pp. 85-104

[2013a] "The Missing Link: Rootedness as a Basis for Membership." In: Sigal Ben-Porath and Rogers M. Smith (eds.) Varieties of Sovereignty and Citizenship. University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 124-146

[2012d] "Citizenship" In: Andras Sajo and Michel Rosenfeld (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law. Oxford University Press, pp. 1002-1019. pdf Awarded the American Political Science Association Inaugural Migration & Citizenship Section Chapter Award 

[2012c] "Demystifying Culture." I-CON International Journal of Constitutional Law 10, 2012, pp. 429-448 link

[2012b] "Just Membership: Between Ideals and Harsh Realities." Les Ateliers de l'ethique/The Ethics Forum 7, 2012, pp. 70-87

[2012a] "Highly Skilled Immigration: The New Frontier of International Labor Migration." ASIL (American Society of International Law) Proceedings of the 105th Annual Meeting (2012), pp. 415-419 

[2011c] "Picking Winners: Olympic Citizenship and Global Race for Talent."
Yale Law Journal 120, 2011, pp. 2088-2139 link

[2011b] "The Birthright Lottery: Response to Interlocutors."
Issues in Legal Scholarship 9 (2011) link

[2011a] "Earned Citizenship: Property Lessons for Immigration Reform."
Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities 23, 2011, pp. 110-158 link

[2010e] "The Return of the Repressed: Constitutionalism, Pluralism and Religion." I-CON International Journal of Constitutional Law 8, 2010, pp. 665-670 pdf

[2010d] "State, Religion, and the Family: The New Dilemmas of Multicultural Accommodation." In: Rex Ahdar and Nicholas Aroney (eds.) Shari'a in the West. Oxford University Press, pp. 115-133 

[2010c] "Global Gender Inequality and the Empowerment of Women" 
Perspectives on Politics 8, 2010, pp. 279-281 pdf 

[2010b] "Faith in Law? Diffusing Tensions between Equality and Diversity."
Philosophy & Social Criticism 36, 2010, pp. 394-411. 
Reprinted in Joel Nichols (ed.) Marriage and Divorce in a Multi-Cultural Context: Reconsidering the Boundaries of Civil Law and Religion. Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp. 341-356

[2010a] "Freedom of the Dress: Religion and Women's Rights in Secular States." Harvard International Review 32, 2010, pp. 53-59 link

[2009c] (with Ran Hirschl) "The New Wall of Separation: Permitting Diversity, Restricting Competition." Cardozo Law Review 30, 2009, pp. 2535-2560 link

[2009b] "The Future of National Citizenship: Going, Going, Gone?"
University of Toronto Law Journal 59, 2009, pp. 579-590 

[2009a] "What We Owe Women? The View from Multicultural Feminism." In: Debra Satz and Rob Reich (eds.) Toward a Humanist Justice: The Work of Susan Moller Okin. Oxford University Press, pp. 143-165    

[2008b] "Privatizing Diversity: A Cautionary Tale from Religious Arbitration in Family Law." Theoretical Inquiries in Law 9, 2008, pp. 573-607 link
Reprinted in Marie A. Failinger, Elizabeth Schiltz and Susan Stabile (eds.) Feminism, Law, and Religion. Ashagate, 2013
Reprinted in  Lisa Fishbayn Joffe and Sylvia Neil (eds.) Gender, Religion, and Family Law. Bradneis University Press, 2013

[2008a] "Citizenship and Global Distribution of Opportunity.” In: Engin F. Isin, Peter Nyres and Bryan Turner (eds) Citizenship Between Past and Future. Routledge, pp. 139-149

[2007e] (with Ran Hirschl) “Citizenship as Inherited Property.” Political Theory 35, 2007, pp. 253-287 link
To be reprinted in Jo Shaw and Edward Elgar (eds.) Citizenship and Constitutional Law (forthcoming)
Cited in McAtreer v. Attorney General of Canada
Ontario Superior Court, 2013 ONSC 5985 (constitutionality of citizenship oath)

[2007d] “The Shifting Border of Immigration Regulation.” Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties 3, 2007, pp. 165-193 link
Reprinted in Michigan Journal of International Law 30, 2009, pp. 809-839
Reprinted in Immigration and Nationality Law Review 28, 2007, pp. 387-406 
[Annual anthology of the most seminal law review articles on immigration and nationality published in the previous year]

[2007c] “Feminism and Multiculturalism: Mapping the Terrain.” In: David Owen and Anthony Laden (eds.) Multiculturalism and Political Theory. Cambridge University Press, pp. 115-148

[2007b] “The ‘Worth’ of Citizenship in an Unequal World.” Theoretical Inquiries in Law 8, 2007, pp. 367-388

[2007a] “Against Birthright Privilege: Redefining Citizenship as Property.” In: Seyla Benhabib and Ian Shapiro (eds.) Identities, Affiliations, and Allegiances
Cambridge University Press, pp. 257-281

[2006] “The Race for Talent: Highly Skilled Migrants and Competitive Immigration Regimes." NYU Law Review 81, 2006, pp. 148-206 link
Reprinted in Immigration and Nationality Law Review 27, 2006, pp. 143-202 
[Annual anthology of the most seminal law review articles on immigration and nationality published in the previous year]

[2005b] “Religion, State, and the Problem of Gender: New Modes of Citizenship and Governance in Diverse Societies.” McGill Law Journal 50, 2005, pp. 49-88 link
Translated into Italian, excerpted version appeared in Politica & Societa 4, 2009, pp. 31-58

[2005a] (with Ran Hirschl) “Constitutional Transformation, Gender Equality, and Religious/National Conflict in Israel: Tentative Progress through the Obstacle Course.” In: Beverly Baines and Ruth Rubio-Marin (eds.) The Gender of Constitutional Jurisprudence. Cambridge University Press, pp. 205-229. link

[2003] “Children of a Lesser State: Sustaining Global Inequality through Citizenship Laws” In: Stephen Macedo and Iris Marion Young (eds.) NOMOS: Child, Family, and the State. New York University Press, pp. 345-397 pdf

[2002] “The Thin Line between Imposition and Consent: A Critique of Birthright Membership Entitlements and their Implications” In: Martha Minow and Nancy Rosenblum (eds.) Breaking the Cycles of Hatred: Memory, Law and Repair. Princeton University Press, pp. 200-235

[2001] “Two Critiques of Multiculturalism.” Cardozo Law Review 23, 2001, pp. 253-297 

[2000c] “On Citizenship and Multicultural Vulnerability.” Political Theory 28, 2000, pp. 64-89 

[2000b] “The Puzzle of Interlocking Power Hierarchies: Sharing the Pieces of Jurisdictional Authority.” Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 35, 2000, pp. 385-416 pdf
Recipient of the Scholarly Paper Award Committee Honorable Mention
Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT), Awarded April 2001   

[2000a] “Should Church and State be Joined at the Altar? Women’s Rights and the Multicultural Dilemma.” In: Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman (eds.) Citizenship in Diverse Societies. Oxford University Press, pp. 199-223

[1999b] “Whose Republic? Citizenship and Membership in the Israeli Polity.”
Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 13, 1999, pp. 233-272 pdf
Reprinted in T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Douglas Klusmeyer (eds.) From Migrants to Citizens: Membership in a Changing World. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2000, pp. 386-433   

[1999a] “The Paradox of Multicultural Vulnerability: Individual Rights, Identity Groups, and the State.” (with commentary by Will Kymlicka) In: Christian Joppke and Steven Lukes (eds.) Multicultural Questions. Oxford University Press, pp. 87-129

[1998b] “Reshaping the Multicultural Model: Group Accommodation and Individual Rights.” Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues 8, 1998, pp. 83-111
Winner of the J.S.D. Tory Writing Award, Awarded November 1997 

[1998a] “Group Identity and Women’s Rights in Family Law: The Perils of Multicultural Accommodation.” Journal of Political Philosophy 6, 1998, pp. 285-305 pdf
Reprinted in Nazila Ghanea (ed.) Religion and Human Rights: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies. Routledge, 2010, pp. 175-197.
Reprinted in Deborah L. Rhode and Carol Sanger (eds.) Gender & Rights. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, pp. 249-269   

[1993b] (with Nathan Lerner) “Minority Rights in International Law.”
Israel Yearbook of Law. Tel Aviv: Israel Bar Association [Hebrew]

[1993a] “The Sexuality of Law: The Legal Discourse of Rape,”
Tel Aviv University Law Review 18, 1993, pp. 159-199 [Hebrew]
Winner of the Una Weiler Junior Scholar Excellence Award
Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, Awarded May 1994

Encyclopedia Entries and Book Reviews

[2013] "Multiculturalism." In: Gregory Claeys (ed.) Encyclopedia of Modern Political Thought. Sage/CQ Press

[2005] “The Law of Return." In: Matthew J. Gibney and Randall Hansen (eds.) Immigration and Asylum Encyclopedia. Oxford: ABC-CLIO

[2004] Review of Jan Feldman, “Lubavitchers as Citizens: A Paradox of Liberal Democracy,” in: Perspectives on Politics 2

[2003] Review of Daniel Levy and Yfaat Weiss (eds.) “Challenging Ethnic Citizenship: German and Israeli Perspectives on Immigration,” in: American Journal of Sociology 109

[2002] Review of Andrea T. Baumeister, “Liberalism and the ‘Politics of Difference,’” in: The Philosophical Quarterly 52

[2001] Review of Martha C. Nussbaum, “Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach,” in: Political Studies 49

 

Keynote Addresses, Plenary Panels, and Endowed Lectures

[2016] Keynote Lecture: "Bordering Migration: Legal Cartographies of Membership and Mobility" 9th International Annual Conference "Normative (B)Orders. Migration and Citizenship in a Time of Crisis" Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend, November 24, 2016

[2015] Keynote Lecture: "An Uncertain World: Charting Citizenship's New Legal Terrain" The International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Annual Conference NYU School of Law, July 1-3, 2015

[2014] Keynote Lecture: “Millionaire Migrants and the Commodification of Citizenship” Taxation and Migration Conference  American Tax Policy Institute, Washington DC, Oct. 17, 2014

[2013] "New Approaches to Reconciling Diversity and Equality" The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy Plenary Panel: Rethinking Religious-Secular Intersections Uppsala University, Sweden, May 20-22, 2013

[2012e] Keytnote Lecutre: "The State (and Religion) of Women's Rights" Group Autonomy and its Critics: Human Rights Perspectives Norwegian Centre for Human Rights 25th Anniversary International Confernece Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Dec. 7-8, 2012

[2012d] “Entangled: Gender, Religion and Human Rights” Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series: Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences The Graduate Center, City University of New York Nov. 29, 2012

[2012c] Keynote Lecutre: “Multiculturalism: Canada’s Export to the World?” Canada: The Cultural Mosiac and International Law International Association of Law Librarians Annual Meeting Toronto, Sept 30-Oct. 4, 2012
Featured in the Peace Palace Library in Hague Canada, the Cultural Mosiac and International Law”

[2012b] Keynote Lecture: “Always Interacting: Three Models of Religious Accommodation” Religious Legal Theory Conference Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics Pepperdine University, Malibu, Feb. 23-25, 2012

[2012a] “Demystifying Culture” Critical Thinkers Public Lecture Critical Thinkers in Religion, Law, and Social Theory Series Religion and Diversity Project, University of Ottawa, Feb. 10, 2012

[2011] “Citizenship and Global Justice” The Berlin-Mosse Lecture Series Humboldt University, Berlin, Dec. 1, 2011

[2010b] “The Rise of Privatized Diversity: Implications for Feminism and Multiculturalism” VIII World Congress of Constitutional Law: Constitutions and Principles Plenary Panel: Principles: Universal, Particular? Mining Palace, Mexico City, Dec. 6-10, 2010

[2010a] “Religious Tolerance, Religious Freedom and the State” [Plenary Panel: Abudullahi An-Na’im, Mark Tushnet, and Ayelet Shachar] XVIII International Congress of Comparative Law Washington D.C., July 25-Aug. 1, 2010

[2009d] “The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality” Book Launch and Munk Centre Special Lecture Munk Centre and Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Sept. 18, 2009

[2009c] “Order Beyond the State? The Interface of Religion and Human Rights” Leipzig University, 600-Jahr Feier, Special Lecture Series Leipzig, Germany, July 20, 2009

[2009b] “Multiculturalism and Citizenship” Keynote Lecture, ReSet Dialogues on Civilizations: Religion, Human Rights, and Multicultural Jurisdictions Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey, May 30-June 6, 2009

[2009a] “On Birthright Citizenship and Global Inequality” Plenary Panel: The Gendered State of Citizenship Gender and the Law: Unintended Consequences, Unsettled Questions [Participants: Baroness Brenda Marjorie Hale (House of Lords, United Kingdom), Reva Siegel, Linda K. Kerber, Lauren Berland, and Ayelet Shachar] Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study/Harvard University, March 12-13, 2009

[2008b] “Gender, Religion, and Human Rights” Plenary Panel: Human Rights and Identity [Will Kymlicka, Roderick Macdonald, Ayelet Shachar and Kathleen Mahoney] The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 60 Years Later; A Conference to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights Association of Canadian Studies/Trudeau Foundation, Montreal, Dec. 9, 2008

[2008a] “On Women’s Rights and Religious Diversity” Plenary Panel: Universality and Identity in an Age of Terror and Globalization Hope, Critique, and Possibility: Universal Rights in Societies of Difference; Marking the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Harvard Law School/Facing History and Ourselves, Nov. 20, 2008

[2003] “Multicultural Citizenship” Inaugural Public Lecture: Shared Citizenship – Theory and Practice in Canada Lecture Series Under the Honorary Patronage of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, March 6, 2003

[2002b] “Multicultural Jurisdictions: Cultural Differences and Women’s Rights” R. F. Harney Lecture in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, Sept. 19, 2002

[2002a] “Joint-Governance Regimes in Action” Keynote Lecture: Ethno-Religious Cultures, Identities and Political Philosophy University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 2-5, 2002

Conferences, Workshops and Invited Talks

[2015c] “Citizenship for Sale and the Erosion of Political Equality”
International Law Workshop
University of Michigan Law School, April 13, 2015

[2015b] “The Search for Equal Membership in the Age of Terror”
'After the Paris Attacks' Conference
Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, March 9, 2015

[2015a] "The Encounter between the ‘Supreme Law of the Land’ and Privatized Diversity”
Public Religions, Private Communities, and Human Rights Conference
College of Law and Business, Ramat Gan, Israel, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, 2015

[2014d] "The New Gates of Admission: On Citizenship, States and Markets”
Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) Seminar
Princeton University, Dec. 8, 2014

[2014c] “Selecting by Merit: The Brave New World of Stratified Mobility”
New Directions in Citizenship and Migration Theory
American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting
Washington, Aug. 28-31, 2014

[2014b] “Ties Unbound? Transformations of Political Community and the Future of Citizenship”
Rethinking the Boundaries of Public Law and Public Space
International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) Annual Meeting
EUI, Florence, June 26-28, 2014

[2014a] “The Ethical Frontiers of Citizenship: Revisiting the ‘Who Belongs’ Question”
Commentary on Sue Donalson and Will Kymlicka, Zoopolis (Oxford University Press, 2011)
New Frontiers in Ethics Conference
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, April 25, 2014

[2013d] “Custody Disputes and the Relevance of Religious and Cultural Factors”
Families, Faith, and Functions – The Child in the Intersections of Family, Society and Culture
Faculty of Law, Uppsala University, Sweden, May 22-23, 2013

[2013c] "Jus Nexi: Rootedness as a Basis for Membership”
Columbia Political Theory Workshop
Columbia University, April 24, 2013

[2013b] “Olympic Citizenship: Migration and the Global Race for Talent"
Max Planck Institute for Tax and Public Financing
Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2013

[2013a] “Conflicting Rights: Niqabs in Courts in Comparative Perspective”
Faculty of Law Special Roundtable: Reflections on R. v N.S. (Supreme Court of Canada niqab ruling)
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, Feb. 4, 2013

[2012h] “Family Matters: Is There Room for ‘Culture’ in the Courtroom?”
Faculty Workshop
University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law, Sydney, Australia, August 14, 2012

[2012g] “Religious Minorities and Gender: Conflicting Vulnerablities”
Faith and Globalization Initiative: Religious Minorities and Human Rights
McGill Faculty of Religious Studies, July 19, 2012

[2012f] “Demystifying Culture”
4th Annual Law & Religion Roundtable
Harvard Law School, June 21-22, 2012

[2012e] “Commentary: The ECtHR’s Margin of Appreciation - Between Unity and Diversity”
The Changing Landscape of German Constitutionalism Conference
NYU School of Law & Straus Institute, April 22-23, 2012

[2012d] “State, Religion, and Family: The New Dilemmas of Multicultural Accommodation”
Colloquim in Law and Religion
[Fellow-colloquium participants include: Justice Anthony Scalia, US Supreme Court,
Michael McConnel, Joseph Weiler, Cathleen Kaveny, and Philip Hamburger]
Center for Law and Relgion, St. John’s University, April 16, 2012

[2012c] “Jus Nexi: Rootedness as a Basis for Membership”
[Commentator: Seyla Benhabib]
Walls and Fences: The Politics and Ethics of Border Barriers Confernece
Yale University, April 13-14, 2012

[2012b] “Recruting the ‘Best and Brightest’: The New World of Selective Migration Regimes”
Globalization and Law: The Next Twenty Years Confernece
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, April 5-6, 2012

[2012a] “Demystifying Culture”
Religion, the Constitution, and the State: Contemporary Controversies
Cardozo Law School, Feb. 20, 2012

[2011d] "Entangled: State, Religion, and the Family"
Religion and Human Rights Seminar
Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium, May 30, 2011

[2011c] “Membership’s Boundaries: Commentary on ‘The Outsider Within’”
10th Annual Law & Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop
USC Gould School of Law, June 5-6, 2011

[2011b] “Picking Winners: Olympic Citizenship and the Global Race for Talent”
American Society of International Law (ASIL) Annual Meeting
Labor and Migration in International Law, Washington D.C., Mar. 23-26, 2011

[2011a] “Faith in Law? Diffusing Tensions between Equality and Diversity”
Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting
Law and Religion Section Panel, San Francisco, Jan. 5-8, 2011

[2010i] “The Gender of ‘State v. Religion’ Controversies”
Conference on Gender, Sexuality and Democratic Citizenship
Cardozo Law School, New York, Nov. 14-15, 2010

[2010h] “Earned Citizenship: Property Lessons for Immigration Reform”
Yale Legal Theory Workshop
Yale Law School, Oct. 28, 2010

[2010g] “Multiculturalism and Minority Rights: Assessing the Role of the State”
American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting
Washington D.C., Sept. 2-5, 2010

[2010f] Roundtable devoted to The Birthright Lottery
[Participants: Duncan Ivison, Peter Spiro, and Ayelet Shachar]
Citizenship in a Globalized World Conference
Sydney, Australia, July 14-15, 2010

[2010e] “The New Wall of Separation: Evidence from Canada and South Africa”
Religion in the Public Square Conference
Central European University, Budapest, June 4-5, 2010

[2010d] The Birthright Lottery: Author-Meets-Readers Roundtable
Law & Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 27-30, 2010

[2010c] “Picking Winners: Olympic Citizenship and the Global Race for Talent”
Sovereignty and Cosmopolitan Alternatives Conference
Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism
University of Pennsylvania, April 30, 2010

[2010b] “Earned Citizenship: Property Lessons for Immigration Reform”
Faculty Workshop
University of Maryland School of Law, Jan. 28, 2010

[2010a] The Birthright Lottery: Author-Meets-Critics Roundtable
Legal Theory Workshop
[Participants: Rogers Smith, Cristina Rodriguez, Ayelet Shachar)
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Jan. 15, 2010

[2009d] “Multiculturalism and Women’s Rights: A Research Agenda”
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Gottingen, Germany, Oct. 30, 2009

[2009c] “Citizenship as Inherited Property”
Immigration and Human Rights Conference
Minerva Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, May 25-27, 2009

[2009b] “Entangled: State, Religion, and the Family”
[Commentator: Sanford Levinson]
The Constitution and the Family in Comparative Perspective Conference
University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Feb. 20, 2009

[2009a] “The Shifting Border of Immigration Regulation”
Territory without Boundaries Symposium
University of Michigan Law School, Feb. 6-7, 2009

[2008h] “The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality”
[Commentator: Daniel Weinstock]
Legal cultures/Les cultures de droit Lecture Series
Centre de Recherche en Droit Public (CRDP), Montreal, Dec. 10, 2008

[2008g] “Entangled: State, Religion, and the Family”
Constitutionalism and Secularism in an Age of Religious Revival
Cardozo Law School, Oct. 26-27, 2008

[2008f] “Brain Drain and Highly Skilled Migrants: Global Justice Remedies”
Workforce Migration: Intended and Unintended Outcomes Panel
Health Human Resources Migration International Policy Symposium
Faculty of Nursing and Medical School, U of Toronto, Sept. 26-27, 2008

[2008e] “Innovative Migrants: On Skills and Mobility”
Conference on Education, Culture, and the Knowledge Economy
Center for Innovation Law & Policy, University of Toronto, June 6, 2008

[2008d] “The Global Race for Talent”
Faculty Workshop
Harvard Law School, March 6, 2008

[2008c] “Privatizing Diversity: A Cautionary Tale from Religious Arbitration in Family Law”
Religion, Citizenship, and Multiculturalism Conference
Harvard Law School, Feb. 29-March 1, 2008

[2008b] “Where has the U.S. Gone? The Global Race for Talent and Domestic Stalemate”
Workshop on Highly Skilled Immigration Policy
School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto, Feb. 8, 2008

[2008a] “The Shifting Border of Immigration Regulation”
Roundtable on Immigration Policy
[Participants: Gerald Neuman, Ayelet Shachar, and Deborah Anker]
Harvard Law School, Feb. 7, 2008

[2007f] “Privatizing Diversity: A Cautionary Tale from Religious Arbitration in Family Law”
Legal Pluralism, Privatization of Law, and Multiculturalism
Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, May 30-31, 2007

[2007e] “Citizenship as Inherited Property”
[Commentator: Emmon Callen]
Global Justice/Political Theory Workshop
Stanford University, May 4, 2007

[2007d] “Birthright Citizenship and Global Inequality”
Center for the Study of Law & Society Seminar Series
Boalt Hall School of Law
University of California, Berkeley, April 23, 2007

[2007c] “The Race for Talent: Competitive Immigration Regimes”
Faculty Workshop
Stanford Law School, March 7, 2007

[2007b] “Citizenship as Inherited Property”
[Commentator: Barbara Fried]
Legal Studies Workshop
Stanford Law School, January 18, 2007

[2007a] “Members and Strangers in the Liberal Polity”
American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting
Washington DC, January 3–6, 2007

[2006b] “The Limits of Liberal Citizenship in Republican Polities”
The Politics of Reconciliation in Multicultural Societies
Queen’s University, April 29-30, 2006

[2006a] “Family Matters: Is there Room for ‘Culture’ in the Courtroom?”
Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity Workshop
Columbia University Law School, March 10–12, 2006

[2005g] “Democracy Among Whom? Rethinking Birthright Citizenship”
American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting
Washington DC, Sept. 1-4, 2005

[2005f] “The Politics of Difference and Decolonization”
Columbia, UCLA, Georgetown and USC Law & Humanities Workshop
Georgetown University Law Center, June 12–13, 2005

[2005e] “The Impact of Religious Pluralism on Women”
Muslim Women’s Equality Rights in the Justice System:
Gender, Religion and Pluralism Symposium

Canadian Council of Muslim Women, Toronto, April 9, 2005

[2005d] “Integrating Shari’a Law into Ontario’s Statutory Arbitration System:
Perspectives on Marion Boyd’s Report to the Ontario Government”
Constitutional Roundtable
[Brenda Cossman, Lorraine Weinrib, Ayelet Shachar, Lorne Sossin]
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, February 28, 2005

[2005c] “Religion and Gender: A Global Clash?”
International Law Workshop
University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, February 14, 2005

[2005b] “Dilemmas of Gender and Culture: Looking Beyond False Dichotomies”
[Commentator: Catherine MacKinnon]
Toward a Humanist Justice: Honoring the Work of Susan Moller Okin
Stanford University, February 3-5, 2005

[2005a] “Gender Equality and Legal Pluralism”
American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting
San Francisco, January 5-8, 2005

[2004d] “Why do Judges Turn to Comparative Law? Lessons from the Israeli Experience”
American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) Annual Meeting
University of Michigan Law School, Oct. 21-23, 2004

[2004c] “Birthright Citizenship as Inherited Property: A Critical Inquiry”
Globalization, Law & Justice Workshop
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, September 23, 2004

[2004b] “The State of European Citizenship”
Altneuland: The Constitution of Europe in an American Perspective
NYU School of Law & Princeton University, April 28-30, 2004

[2004a] “Religion, State, and the Problem of Gender”
Justice across Cultures Conference
International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
Brandeis University, March 8, 2004

[2003e] “Against Birthright Privilege: Redefining Citizenship as Inherited Property”
Identities, Affiliations, and Allegiances Conference
Yale University, October 3-5, 2003

[2003d] “Fostering Ties with Feminist Theory”
APSA Short Course: Women & Politics Section
American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, August 27-31, 2003

[2003c] “Conflicts between Collective and Individual Rights”
& “Sharing Jurisdiction between Groups and the State within a Multicultural Society”
Institute for Human Rights
Abo Akademi University, Finland, June 6-7, 2003

[2003b] “Children of a Lesser State: Sustaining Global Inequality through Citizenship Laws”
Faculty Workshop
NYU School of Law, April 21, 2003

[2003a] “Citizenship, Demos, and Democracy”
Jean Monnet Seminar: International Law and Democracy
NYU School of Law, April 2, 2003

[2002c] “The Thin Line between Imposition and Consent”
American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting
Boston, August 31-Sept. 2, 2002

[2002b] “Author Meets Readers” Roundtable devoted to Multicultural Jurisdictions
[Participants: Jack Balkin, Abner Greene, Geoff Levey, and Ayelet Shachar]
Joint Canadian and American Law & Society Association (LSA) Meeting
Vancouver, BC, May 30-June 1, 2002

[2002a] “Conflicting Narratives: The Future of the Canada-US Border”
Revisiting Canada’s Immigration Policy Post-September 11 Conference
Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP), Toronto, May 2-3, 2002

[2001c] “Sharing the Pieces of Jurisdictional Authority: Mapping the Possibilities”
Membership, Identity and Integration: Creating the Constitutional Citizen
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2001

[2001b] “Changing Conceptions of Citizenship”
Security of Freedom: A Conference on Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Bill
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, November 10-11, 2001

[2001a] “Law and Diversity: A New Approach to Multicultural Accommodation”
Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA)
Princeton University, March 13, 2001
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, February 8, 2001

[2000] “Authors as Critics: Multiculturalism in Political Theory”
[Participants: Jacob Levy, Brian Barry, Bhikhu Parekh, Ayelet Shachar]
American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting
Washington DC, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2000

[1999c] “The Troubled Marriage of Church and State:
Mending Jurisdictional Fences in the Multicultural Age” (with Ran Hirschl)
Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
Queen’s University, April 6, 1999

[1999b] “On Citizenship, Legal Authority, and Interlocking Power Hierarchies”
Multiculturalism and Struggles for Recognition in Comparative Perspective
Harvard University, March 4-5, 1999

[1999a] “The Troubled Marriage of Church and State:
Mending Jurisdictional Fences in the Multicultural Age”
Legal Theory Workshop
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, February 12, 1999

[1998b] “Whose Republic? Citizenship and Membership in the Israeli Polity”
Third International Metropolis Conference
Zichron Yacov, Israel, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 1998

[1998a] “Whose Republic? Citizenship and Membership in the Israeli Polity”
Carnegie Endowment for Peace Comparative Citizenship Project
Warrington VA, June 4-7, 1998

[1997b] “What We Talk About When We Talk About Multiculturalism”
Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Liberal Democracy Colloquium
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 26-28, 1997

[1997a] “Group Identity and Women’s Rights in Family Law:
The Perils of Multicultural Accommodation”
Feminism & the Law Workshop
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, October 15, 1997

[1996] “The Paradox of Multicultural Vulnerability:
Individual Rights, Identity Groups, and the State”
Multiculturalism, Minorities and Citizenship Conference
European University Institute, Florence, Italy, April 18-23, 1996