Featured Speaker: Dr. Paul Marshall, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom and the author and editor of more than twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom, including recently Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians (Thomas Nelson) Silenced How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide (Oxford University Press, 2011, with Nina Shea), Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion (Oxford University Press, 2009), Religious Freedom in the World (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Harvard University’s project on “Religion and Global Politics,” and is a member of the Religious Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of several hundred articles, and his writings have been translated into Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian. He is in frequent demand for lectures and media appearances, including interviews on ABC Evening News; CNN; PBS; Fox; the British Australian, Canadian, South African, and Japanese Broadcasting Corporations; and Al Jazeera, among many other outlets. His work has been published in, or the subject of, articles in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Time, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor, First Things, New Republic, Weekly Standard, Reader’s Digest, and many other newspapers and magazines. His current interests and research focus on international religious freedom, its relation to freedom of speech and of the press, and of the situation of religious minorities.
5:00 P.M. Banquet Hall in the Badgett Academic Support Center
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 – 10:00 a.m. Chapel Presentation in Ransdell Chapel