Lectures and Papers for International Audiences

  • From ethical analysis to legal reform: Methodological reflections on translation and incorporation, Societas Ethica conference Ethics and Law, Bad Boll, 19 August 2016.
  • The Merits of Law. Towards a Framework for Evaluation and Normative Recommendations in Legal Research, Ph.D. Seminar, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, 3 February 2016.
  • Legal Interactionism and a Theory of Law and Morality. Introduction to Author Meets Readers Symposium (with responses by Dora Kostakopoulou, Doren Ben-Ori and Raza Saeed), School of Law, University of Warwick, 4 December 2015.
  • The Merits of Law. Towards a Framework for Evaluation and Normative Recommendations in Legal Research, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, 25 November 2015.
  • Introduction to Author Meets Readers session on The Dynamics of Law and Morality (with responses by Paul Schiff Berman, Martin Krygier, Karol Soltan and Mariane Valverde), Seattle, Law and Society Association, 28 May 2015
  • State Neutrality: A different European perspective, London, QMUL, 17 February 2015
  • Introduction to The Dynamics of Law and Morality, CLSGC New Book Series, London, Queen Mary University London, Centre for Law and Society in A Global Context (with responses by Roger Cotterrell, Noam Gur, and Haris Psarras), 29 October 2014
  • Less Law or Different Law? An Emerging Interactionist Paradigm, London: IVR-UK, 25 October 2014
  • Interdisciplinary Legal Research: Purposes and Problems, Sydney, University of New South Wales, 27 August 2014
  • A Pluralist Account of Legal Interactionism (Presentation on The Dynamics of Law and Morality), Sydney, University of New South Wales, 19 August 2014
  • Interdisciplinary Legal Research: Purposes and Problems, Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology 7 August 2014
  • A Pluralist Account of Legal Interactionism (Presentation on The Dynamics of Law and Morality), Canberra, Australian National University, 14 August 2014
  • The Diminishing Support for Accommodation of Religious Minorities and the Implication for Human Rights, Minneapolis, Law and Society Association 31 May 2014
  • Know Thyself: Ethicists Don’t Understand Law – But They Nevertheless Should Try, Barchem, OZSW (Dutch Research School of Philosophy), 13 March 2014
  • Lon L. Fuller’s Lessons for Lawmakers, Ankara, Ankara Bar Association International Law Congress, 10 January 2014
  • Legal Interactionism: A non-foundationalist account of reciprocity, Barchem, OZSW (Dutch Research School of Philosophy), 26 August 2013
  • A Pluralist Account of Legal Interactionism, Boston, Law and Society Association 30 May 2013
  • The Gap Between Theory and Practice, Stirling (UK), Association for Legal and Social Philosophy 25 June 2013
  • De scheiding van kerk en staat in Nederland: naar een herijking van een oud ideaal, Gent University, 23 October 2012
  • The Exclusion of Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Couples in the Legal Arena, Conference United against Homophobia in Sports, EGLSF/ EPAS Council of Europe, Utrecht, 12 October 2012
  • Interdisciplinary Research: Law and Ethics, Gent University, 26 April 2012
  • The Challenges of Change and Pluralism – Legal Interactionism as the Synthesis between Positivism and Natural Law, Third Annual Dutch Conference on Practical Philosophy, Amsterdam 4 October 2011
  • What is Legal Interactionism?, IVR-Special Workshop Dynamics of Law and Society: The Promise of Interactionism and Pragmatism, Frankfurt 16 August 2011
  • The Diminishing Support for Accommodation of Religious Minorities and the Implication for Human Right, Conference The Future of the Religious Past, Amsterdam 18 June 2011
  • Interdisciplinary Research in Law, CIHR Training Program in Health Law, Ethics & Policy Skills Workshop, Univeristy of Toronto, 12 May 2011
  • (With Roland Pierik) What is Neutrality? Inclusive and Exclusive Approaches to State, Religion, and Culture, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
  • Response to Brunnée and Toope, Colloquium on Legitimacy and Legality in International Law, University of Toronto, 11 February 2011
  • Some Naturalizing Comments on Naturalized Bioethics, Groningen, Conference Naturalized Bioethics, 15 December 2008
  • Is there a Common Legislative Culture in Europe? – The Case of Regulating Biotechnology (with Lonneke Poort), Copenhagen (Denmark), Conference Rethinking European Legal Culture, 27 November 2008
  • The Incommensurability of Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (ETMP-conference, VU-Amsterdam, 20 March 2008)
  • Headscarves and Different Versions of Neutrality (with Roland Pierik), Zürich (Switzerland), seminar Ethik Zentrum, 8 October 2007
  • Gründe und Grenzen der Toleranz: die Moscheen-Debatte aus niederländischer Sicht, Zürich (Switzerland), Symposion Toleranz – Herausforderungen, Gehalt und Grenzen, 5 October 2007
  • Essentially Ambiguous Concepts and the Fuller-Hart-Dworkin Debate, Carlisle (USA), Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, 9 February 2007
  • Same-Sex Marriage and Embryo Research in the Netherlands and the US: New Paradigms for Theories of Legislation, Carlisle (USA), Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Lecture, 9 February 2007
  • Essentially Ambiguous Concepts and the Fuller-Hart-Dworkin Debate, Princeton University, Law and Public Affairs Seminar, 24 January 2007
  • Headscarves and Three Versions of Neutrality: Exclusive and Compensatory Neutrality (with Roland Pierik), Granada 2nd World Congress International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 25 May 2005.
  • Developing a Liberal Protestant Ethics in a Pluralist and Dynamic World, Kampen, Conference Reshaping Protestantism in a Global Context, 3 September 2004
  • Law as an Essentially Ambiguous Concept, Lund 21st Wold Congress International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 16 August 2003.
  • Ideals in Legal Professions, in Living Law, and in Legal Doctrine, Budapest, Conference Law and Society Association, 7 July 2001.
  • The Role of Ideals in Legal Development, Amsterdam, Twentieth World Congress International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 20 June 2001.
  • Reflective Equilibrium as a Dynamic Process, Zürich, Philosophisches Seminar, 31 May 2000.
  • Dynamic ethics, Zürich, Theologische Fakultät, 31 May 2000.
  • Reflective Equilibrium as a Dynamic Process, Linköping University Center for Applied Ethics, Conference Reflective Equilibrium and Methods of Applied Ethics, 30 October 1999.
  • Law and Ethics in a Dynamic Society, University of Maryland at College Park, Philosophy and Public Policy Lecture Series, 21 October 1999.
  • The Discussion on Controversial Ideals in Democratic Theory and Practice, Symposium Political Reflective Equilibrium, Utrecht, 6 October 1998.
  • Legislation on Ethical Issues: Towards an Interactive Paradigm, Societas Ethica conference, Turku, Finland, 22 August 1998.
  • Legislation on ethical issues: a communicative perspective, Herzlyia Interdisciplinary Center, 31 March 1998.
  • Legislation on ethical issues: a communicative perspective, Hebrew University Law Faculty, Jerusalem, Israel, 24 March 1998.
  • Beliefs, Persons and Practices: Beyond Tolerance, Amsterdam: KNAW: Netherlands-Israel Colloquium, Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Liberal Democracy, 26 November 1997.
  • (with W.J. Witteveen) Legislation as a Common Point of Orientation in Moral Discussions,Tilburg, Schoordijk Instituut, Conference Rethinking Law and Ethics: A Communicative Approach, 11 September 1997.
  • Three Models of Law and Morality, Arhus, Denemarken (second Danish-Dutch Workshop in Ethics), 24 January 1997.
  • In Defence of State Neutrality, Ersta Institute for Health Care Ethics, Stockholm, 20 October 1994.
  • Embryo Legislation: Can we Abandon Status Theories?, Copenhagen, Bioethical Research Group/Center for Ethics and Law, University of Copenhagen, 20 October 1994.
  • The Importance of Ideals in Law, Morality and Politics, Ersta Institute for Health Care Ethics, Stockholm, 2 February 1994.
  • The Importance of Ideals in Law, Morality and Politics, Uppsala University, 2 February 1994
  • The Importance of Ideals in Law, Morality and Politics, Linköping University, 1 February 1994.
  • Equality versus religious freedom: the controversial proposal for a law against discrimination, Societas Ethica Jahrestagung, Walberberg August 1990.

Conference Proceedings

  • Heeger, F.R., T. van Willigenburg and W. van der Burg (eds.), Societas Ethica Jahresbericht 1995. Moralische Erziehung im neuen Europa. (193 p.)
  • Heeger, F.R., T. van Willigenburg and W. van der Burg (eds.), Societas Ethica Jahresbericht 1994. Nation, Staat und die Koexistenz verschiedener Gemeinschaften. (197 p.)
  • Heeger, F.R., T. van Willigenburg and W. van der Burg (eds.), Societas Ethica Jahresbericht 1993. Ethik des Lebens in Kulturellen Kontexten. Auf dem Weg zu einem neuen Verständnis von Bioethik. (123 p.)
  • Heeger, F.R., T. van Willigenburg and W. van der Burg (eds.), Societas Ethica Jahresbericht 1992. Die Wendung zur Konkreten Ethik. Praktische Folgen für Forschung, Ausbildung und die gesellschaftlicher Rolle der Ethiker. (110 p.)