Zainal Abidin Bagir is the executive director of the Center of Religious and Cross Cultural Studies at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. Bagir specializes in philosophy of religion, religion and science, and religion and ecology. He is the author of Science and Religion in the Post-Colonial World: Interfaith Perspectives (2005). Bagir was also a part of the Christianity and Freedom Project headed by the Berkley Center’s Religious Freedom Project. He received a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia; a master’s degree in Islamic Philosophy from the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization, Malaysia; and a doctorate in the History and Philosophy of Science from Indiana University.

His presentation speaks on blasphemy law in Indonesia, comparing it globally, seeing how has it been used, current revitalization of the law and paths for revision.

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