A Magyar Vallástudományi Társaság nyilvános programjai évente szervezett nemzetközi előadásokból állnak, amelyekhez műhelybeszélgetés kapcsolódik.
Doc. Mgr. Attila Kovács, PhD.
Associate professor, Department of Comparative Religion, Comenius University in Bratislava, Gondova 2, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Tervezett előadáscím: "Mohamed a mozivásznon: a Próféta képi ábrázolásai a modern iszlám világában".
Elaine Pagels, née Hiesey (born February 13, 1943), is an American religious historian. She is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Pagels has conducted extensive research into early Christianity and Gnosticism. Her best-selling book The Gnostic Gospels (1979) examines the divisions in the early Christian church, and the way that women have been viewed throughout Jewish history and Christian history. Modern Library named it as one of the 100 best books of the twentieth century.
Josef Seifert was born in 1945 in Seekirchen near Salzburg. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Salzburg in 1969 and, under Professor Robert Spaemann, his habilitation from the University of Munich (Privatdozent) in 1975. He studied chiefly under Balduin Schwarz, the most distinguished German former student of Dietrich von Hildebrand, at the University of Salzburg, and under Gabriel Marcel in Paris. Since his childhood (from age 3 on) he knew von Hildebrand in person, because Seifert's mother (Edith Schuchter-Seifert) had been a student of von Hildebrand in Munich and both of his parents were von Hildebrand's friends. From 1973 to 1980 Seifert was Professor and Director of the doctoral program of philosophy at the University of Dallas where he was able to receive von Hildebrand as a Visiting Professor. In 1980 Seifert co-founded and became Director of the International Academy of Philosophy (IAP) in Irving, Texas; he has been Rector of the IAP in Liechtenstein since 1986, and of the IAP at the Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile en Santiago (IAP-PUC) since 2004. He is presently also Rector and Full Professor of Philosophy at the IAP, and Profesor titular asociado de la Facultad de Filosofía de la Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile en Santiago.
Rocco Buttiglione is an Italian Union of Christian and Centre Democrats politician, a professor and a leading academic. Buttiglione is a Professor of political science at Saint Pius V University in Rome, and member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. He served as a minister for EU policies (from 2001 to 2005) and then as Minister for Cultural Assets and Activities (from 2005 to 2006) in Silvio Berlusconi's governments. In 2005 Buttiglione received an honorary doctoral degree for his commitment to the ideas of liberty.