Heini í Skorini Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Heini í Skorini

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in International Relations from King's College London
University of the Faroe Islands

Heini í Skorini holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from King's College London, UK. He is Assistant Professor at the University of the Faroe Islands (Denmark). He teaches international relations, human rights, and religion and politics, both internationally and in a local context. His research interests include religion and society, religion and politics, human rights, freedom of expression as well as human reasoning in relation to science and political controversy.

Biography

Heini Skorini holds a Ph.D. degree in International Relations from King's College London, Department of War Studies. He currently works as an Assistant Professor at the University of the Faroe Islands (Denmark) where he was born and raised up. He graduated as a BA in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and as an MA in Religion in Contemporary Society from King's College London. His Ph.D. degree examined the tensions between free speech and religion, which is the focus of his new book "Free Speech, Religion and the United Nations: The Political Struggle to Define International Free Speech Norms". Besides his academic profile, Skorini has extensive experience as a journalist in both television, radio, newspapers and magazines.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    International Relations, religion and society, religion and politics, secularization and secularism, human rights, freedom of expression as well as human reasoning in relation to science, religion and political controversy

Personal Interests

    Politics, religion, science and football.

Books

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 Featured Title - Free Speech, Religion and the United Nations (Skorini) - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Human Rights. University of Pennsylvania Press

The OIC and Freedom of Expression: Justifying Religious Censorship Norms with Human Rights Language


Published: Jul 01, 2019 by The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Human Rights. University of Pennsylvania Press
Authors: Heini í Skorini
Subjects: Political Science, Middle East Studies

The article examines the tensions between free speech ideals and religion at the United Nations and how domestic religious censorship norms are being promoted by Muslim-majority states in the United Nations. The article shows how secular and classic human rights language can be used to justify human rights violations in practice.

LSE Research Online

Freedom of expression vs. defamation of religions: protecting individuals or protecting religions?


Published: May 09, 2017 by LSE Research Online
Authors: Heini Skorini and Marie Juul Petersen
Subjects: Political Science, Middle East Studies

In 2005 the Danish Muhammed cartoons sparked a heated international debate on the relationship between free speech and protection against religious discrimination. Whilst such tensions continue to be a source of conflict in the UN today, Marie Juul Petersen and Heini í Skorini look at what lies behind the actions of one of the key players in this debate, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Religion, State and the United Nations. Routledge University Press.

Hate speech and holy prophets: Tracing the OIC's strategies to protect religion


Published: Aug 15, 2016 by Religion, State and the United Nations. Routledge University Press.
Authors: Heini Skorini and Marie Juul Petersen
Subjects: Political Science, Religion

The article examines how a powerful alliance of Muslim-majority states, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), promotes religious censorship norms within the United Nations.