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Prof. José Casanova, Georgetown University, one of the world's top scholars in the sociology of religion, head of the Berkley Center's Program on Globalization, Religion and the Secular. His academic interests include religion and globalization, migration and religious pluralism, transnational religions, and sociological theory. His best-known work, Public Religions in the Modern World (1994), is a modern classic in the field of the 20th century sociology of religion. He heads the first stage of the Religion, Science and Society project.

Prof. Charles Taylor, McGill University. He is best known for his studies in political philosophy, the philosophy of social science and intellectual history. He is a winner of the Kyoto Prize and the Templeton Prize. His most discussed work A Secular Age (2007) has set the key counterpoints in the recent sociological debate on religion.

David Martin, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, Emeritus Professor at Lancaster University. He is author of over 20 books including the classic A General Theory of Secularization (1978), which provoked a wide debate on the historical diversity of secularization processes.

Dr. Roger Triggs, professor of theology, director of the centre for the study of religion in public life, University of Oxford; from 2007-2011 – leader of the project for cognitive science of religion at the Ian Ramsey Centre; one of the founders and president in the first three years of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion; from 2008-2010 – president of the European Association for the Philosophy of Religion; participant in the Georgetown University’s Berkley Center project for religious freedom.

Brian Grim, senior researcher and director of cross-national data at the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project. He is an expert on global religious restrictions and hostilities, as well as international religious demography. He is a co-author (together with R. Finke) of The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century.