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Broyde wins Fulbright to study religious arbitration
By CSLR | Emory Law | Jan 20, 2018 11:01:00 AM

Michael Broyde, CSLR Fellow and Professor of Law at Emory, has won a Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship. He will spend the 2018-2019 school year at Hebrew University in Israel, studying religious arbitration in diverse western democracies. His project focuses on regulating religious communities in ways that encourage modernization and discourage radicalization. He will address one of the most serious challenges confronting every Western democracy: preventing the rise of radical religion. The project is a follow-up to his recent book, Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels: Religious Arbitration in America and the West. (Oxford, 2017). 

His project will tackle four questions: Why do religious communities feel disenfranchised from secular law, and particular secular family law worldwide? What is the history of arbitration law in Israel? What are the reasonable limitations on religious arbitration? Is religious arbitration good for both civil society and faith groups worldwide, in a variety of different legal systems?

The Fulbright Program, administered by the Institute of International Education, offers grants to study, teach, and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States. The program is primarily funded by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.