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Upcoming Events

2016 Mormon Studies Religious Freedom Conference @ Bridges Auditorium
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day

Religious Free MS Conference 2016

The Howard W. Hunter Foundation and Mormon Studies at Claremont Graduate University invite you to attend the 2016 Mormon Studies Conference featuring keynote speaker Elder Dallin H. Oaks.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS FOR THE KEYNOTE EVENT by making a donation to the Claremont Mormon Studies program.

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Elder Dallin H. Oaks is an American attorney, jurist, author, professor, and an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He will deliver the keynote address on religious freedom.

The conference will run for two full days of outstanding speakers:

Friday Mar. 25th: 10:00am – 4:30pm Day One Speakers
Friday Mar. 25th: 7:30pm – 9:00pm Keynote Address featuring Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Saturday Mar. 26th: 9:00am – 3:00pm Day Two Speakers

The full schedule and topics will be posted shortly, but please see below for the list of confirmed speakers:

Keynote Speakers

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Katrina Lantos Swett, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Thomas Griffith, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Washington DC Circuit


Committed Speakers

Kathleen Flake, Richard L. Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies, University of Virginia

Frederick M. Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair and Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School

Steven Green, Fred H. Paulus Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Religion, Law and Democracy, Willamette University School of Law

Sherman Jackson, King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture, University of Southern California

Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

Monica Miller, senior counsel, American Humanist Association

Hans Noot, President, Gerard Noodt Foundation for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Rashied Omar, Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding, University of Notre Dame

Brent Rushforth, principal, McKool Smith

Anna Su, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Najeeba Syeed, Assistant Professor of Interreligious Education, Claremont School of Theology

Tisa Wenger, Associate Professor of American Religious History, Yale Divinity School



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