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Upcoming Events 2017-18 Academic Year

During the 2017-2018 Academic Year, two events are scheduled:

  1. On Wednesday evening, November 8, 2017, we will host three distinguished scholars for an Interfaith Dialogue featuring the three Abrahamic traditions: Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim, moderated by Dr. Catherine Sherron, Chairperson of the Philosophy Department at TMC. The speakers are:
    1. Dr. Jeffrey Zalar, who holds the Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Endowed Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
    2. Dr. Jonathan Cohen, Dean and Associate Professor of Talmud and Halakhic Literature at Hebrew Union College.
    3. Dr. Waleed El-Ansary, University Chair of Islamic Studies, Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice at Xavier University.
  2. On Wednesday evening, January 24, 2018, as a part of our 50th Anniversary Year on the Crestview Hills campus, our IRL event will have a title of "Religious Liberty at a Crossroads," with an emphasis on recent Religious Liberty legal cases, in honor of recently-deceased alumnus and member of the IRL Executive Committee, William T. Robinson III. The case to be featured is the Little Sisters of the Poor Religious Liberty Case but the speakers are experts on all of the related cases from the older Hobby Lobby Case to the more recent Trinity Lutheran and Masterpiece Cake Cases. Moderated by Dr. Raymond Hebert as Executive Director of the IRL, the two speakers are:
    1. Professor Kevin C. Walsh from the University of Richmond School of Law who was the original attorney for the Little Sisters of the Poor;
    2. Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies for the Cato Institute and Editor-in-Chief for the Cato Supreme Court Review. He is also the co-author of Religious Liberties for Corporations? Hobby Lobby, the Affordable Care Act, and the Constitution.
    3. Professor Frederick Gedicks holds the Guy Anderson Chair, one of three endowed chairs at Brigham Young Law School. He is widely published on law and religion, constitutional law, and constitutional interpretation, including two books, The Rhetoric of Church and State: A Critical Analysis of Religion Clause Jurisprudence (Duke University Press, 1995), and Choosing the Dream: The Future of Religion in American Public Life (Greenwood Press, 1991) (with Roger Hendrix).