Event: ‘Threats to Religious Liberty: Theocratic and Secular’



TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Tuesday 29th March, 2016

VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP

SPEAKERS:  Professor Robert George, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom 
For a transcript of this event click here

With nearly 75% of the world’s population dwelling in countries where religious freedom is significantly violated, this bedrock human right remains under withering assault across much of the globe.  Professor George will discuss how these abuses are driven by two opposing views on the proper relation between religion and state; secularism through demeaning religion and theocracy through forcing one version of religion onto everyone.

The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to an event with Professor Robert George, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, for a discussion on the rising threats to religious liberty, theocratic and secular, and how we need to confront and reject both views as a humanitarian and practical imperative.

To attend, please RSVP to rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org – RSVPs must include your full name and any affiliations including for any guests you wish to bring. We will send a confirmation that will be required to attend the event.

Speaker biography:

Professor Robert George is the Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and a McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University.  He has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, and is a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

A graduate of Swarthmore College and Harvard Law School, Professor George earned a master’s degree in theology from Harvard and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University, which he attended on a Knox Scholarship from Harvard. He holds honorary doctorates of law, letters, science, ethics, divinity, humane letters, civil law, and juridical science.


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