SATURDAY REGISTRATION - OPENS 7:30 a.m. (Robertson Hall Atrium)
Panel 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Moot Court Room)
Foundation of Human Rights
Panelists: Matthew Franck, Jeffery Ventrella
Moderator: Craig Stern
This panel will discuss philosophical, theological, and other foundational considerations from a biblical point of view regarding the trend in thinking about human rights, focusing especially on sexual autonomy and the role of civil government.
[Break - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.]
Panel 2 - 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Moot Court Room)
Sex as a Business
Panelists: Scott Alleman, Laila Mickelwait
Commentators: Louis Hensler, Kathleen McKee
Moderator: Kenneth Ching
This panel will discuss different legal models relating to prostitution and what model best protects sex trafficking victims. Should we adopt the Swedish model, which criminalizes only the purchase of sex but not the sale? Or should we criminalize both the purchase and sale of sex, as we do in the United States? Or should we legalize prostitution altogether? Is that what will best protect women and recognize their “right” to use their bodies as they see fit? What role should civil government play in the business of sex?
Luncheon - 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. (Library Atrium)
Speaker: Benjamin Nolot
[Break - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.]
Panel 3 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Moot Court Room)
Children as Property
Panelists: Naomi Cahn (via Skype), Jim Dwyer, Arina Grossu, Lynne Marie Kohm
Moderator: Judge Patricia West
This panel will discuss situations in which the law may view children as property (IVF, abortion, subjects of divorce agreements and extra-marital agreements) and legal solutions to protect children in these situations. Should we give children “rights” of their own or should we restrict the alleged sexual autonomy “rights” of parents?
[Free time - 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.]