Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Luigino Bruni

lbLuigino Bruni, Professor of Economics at the LUMSA University, Rome and at the Sophia University of Loppiano in Florence. In 2008, he won the Silver Prize at the “Templeton Enterprise Awards” for Civil Happiness. His current research focuses on the role of intrinsic motivation in economic and civil life.

Prof. Dr. Govert Buijs

gbGovert Buijs is extraordinary Professor of ‘Political Philosophy and Religion’ and Associate Professor of Political & Social Philosophy at VU University, Amsterdam. He also teaches philosophy of economics at the Faculty of Economics & Business Administration.

Prof. Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

vmkVeli-Matti Kärkkäinen is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, USA. He also holds a teaching position at the University of Helsinki as Docent of Ecumenics.

Prof. Dr. Kuk-Woon Lee

kwlKuk-Woon Lee is a Professor of Law at Handong University School of Law. He received an LLB, an LLM and a PhD from Seoul National University College of Law; served as a law-clerk in Judicial Policy Office of the Supreme Court of Korea; was a visiting researcher, American Bar Foundation and a visiting scholar, Pepperdine University School of Law.

Prof. Dr. Maake J. Masango

mjmMaake J. Masango is Professor in Practical Theology at the University of Pretoria. He attained the following qualifications: Diploma in Theology (Fort Hare), MA, MTS, and Th.D (Columbia Seminary, USA). His fields of specialization in Practical Theology is based on the themes of violence and abuse of marginalized people. Professor Masango is an active church leader both nationally and internationally.

Prof. Dr. Michael S. Northcott

msnMichael Northcott is Professor of Ethics in the School of Divinity of the University of Edinburgh and supervises graduate students in environmental and social ethics, the theology of work, the ethics of technology and religion and politics.

Prof. Dr. Patrick Nullens

pnPatrick Nullens is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian ethics at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium. Nullens also leads the Institute of Leadership and Social Ethics, a research institute under the umbrella of the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit.

Prof. Dr. Rik Torfs

Rik TorfsRik Torfs is a Belgian canon law scholar, media personality, and the current Rector of the Catholic University of Leuven. He is a former Senator for the Christian Democratic and Flemish party in the Belgian Federal Parliament.

Prof. Dr. Jens Zimmermann

Jens-zimmermannJens Zimmermann is Professor at Trinity Western University (Canada), where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture. He is a philosopher and a theologian who specializes in hermeneutics and the philosophical and theological roots of humanism.