Religious Freedom and the Common Good

Presenters

Brief biographies of the presenters will be printed and distributed in your check-in packets. Click on a presenter to read their biography.

We continue to add presenters to the 2018 schedule. Please check back regularly for updates.

Keynotes

L. Whitney Clayton

Presidency of the Seventy, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Emma Green
Emma Green

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

Others

J. Stuart Adams

District 22 Senator and Majority Whip, Utah State Legislature

Pamela Atkinson

Advocate; Philanthropist; Adviser to Utah State Governor on Policy, Planning, and Strategy

Haroon Azar

Senior Fellow, Burkle Center for International Relations; Program Director, Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom, UCLA

Sahar Aziz

Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar, Center for Security, Race & Rights, Rutgers University Law School

Ossama Bahloul

Resident Scholar of the Islamic Center of Nashville and the founder of www.islamin500.org

Thomas C. Berg

James L.Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Chelsea L. Bombino

Program Director, Sacred Sector, an initiative of the Center for Public Justice

Tim Brown
Tim Brown

Mayor of San Clemente, California

Angela Carmello
Angela Carmella

Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

Kelsey Dallas
Kelsey Dallas

Religion Reporter, Deseret News

Tyler Deaton
Tyler Deaton

President of Allegiance Strategies

Paul Edwards

Deputy Chief of Staff, Communications and Policy, Utah State Governor's Office

Bill Eskridge
William Eskridge

John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at the Yale Law School

Julie L. Franklin
Julie L. Franklin

Director of Residence Life, Brigham Young University

Fiona Givens
Fiona Givens

Author of The God Who Weeps, The Crucible of Doubt, and The Christ Who Heals

Terryl Givens
Terryl Givens

Author of The God Who Weeps, The Crucible of Doubt, and The Christ Who Heals

Kristi S. Hamrick
Kristi S. Hamrick

President, KSH Media, Inc.

Emily Hardman
Emily Hardman

President, Amicus Communications

Holly Hollman

General Counsel and Associate Executive Director, Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Scott Jaschik
Scott Jaschik

Editor and Co-founder, Inside Higher Ed

Nathan Lewin
Nathan Lewin

Practices law in Washington, D.C., together with his daughter, Alyza D. Lewin, at Lewin & Lewin, LLP

Shapri LoMaglio

Vice President for Government Relations and Executive Programs, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Washington, D.C.

Kristen Looney

Director, Religious Freedom Center, Freedom Forum Institute

Katherine Mangan

Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Neill Marriott
Neill F. Marriott

Former Second Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Terry Mattingly
Terry Mattingly

Senior Fellow in Media and Religion, The King's College

Erik Owens
Erik Owens

Director of the International Studies Program; Associate Professor in Theology and International Studies, Boston College

Molly Redden

Senior Politics Reporter, Huffington Post

Jacqueline C. Rivers

Executive Director and Senior Fellow for Social Science and Policy of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies; Lecturer, Harvard University

Rev. Eugene F. Rivers, III

Reverend, Activist, and Political Analyst

Bobby Ross Jr.
Bobby Ross Jr.

Chief correspondent and former Managing Editor, The Christian Chronicle

Gene C. Schaerr
Gene Schaerr

Partner, Schaerr | Duncan

Ben Schilaty

Adjunct Faculty, Spanish and Portuguese, Brigham Young University

Jordan Sgrow
Jordan Sgro

Chief Program Officer at Encircle: an LGBTQ+ Family & Youth Resource Center

Kelly Shackelford
Kelly Shackelford

President and CEO, First Liberty Institute

Beck Taylor
Beck A. Taylor

President of Whitworth University

Michael Wear
Michael Wear

Founder, Public Square Strategies LLC

Walter Weber
Walter Weber

Senior counsel with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)

Linda K. Wertheimer
Linda K. Wertheimer

Author and Journalist