SATURDAY REGISTRATION - OPENS 7:30 a.m.
Panel 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Foundation of Human Rights
Panelists: Matthew Franck, Jeffrey Ventrella
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
Sex as a Business
Panelists: Laila Mickelwait, Scott Alleman
will discuss different legal models relating to prostitution and what model best protects sex trafficking victims. Should we adopt the Swedish model, which only criminalizes 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? How can the law protect these vulnerable women most effectively?
Luncheon - 12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Benjamin Nolot
[Break - 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.]
Panel 3 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Children as Property
Panelists: Jim Dwyer, Arina Grossu, Lynne Marie Kohm
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.]