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Distinguished Religious Freedom Scholars to Participate in UVU Conference

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The challenges and erosions of religious freedom are concerns voiced by scholars and shared by many faiths around the world. A religious freedom conference at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah, 9 and 10 April will feature some of the United States’ foremost scholars on the topic.

Former Utah Governor Mike Leavitt of the Center for Constitutional Studies will be the keynote speaker Tuesday, followed Wednesday by award-winning author and Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, Noah Feldman.

Other notable scholars participating in the conference include Randall Balmer of Dartmouth College, Jonathan Turley of George Washington University, Matthew J. Franck of the Witherspoon Institute, Daniel Dreisbach of American University, Vincent P. Munoz of the University of Notre Dame and Mark L. Rienzi of the Catholic University of America.

The conference is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for Governor Leavitt’s address.


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