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Harold J. Berman Lecture

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The Berman Lecture was founded in 2009 with a generous grant from the Berman family, friends, and supporters to honor the intellectual legacy of Harold J. Berman (1918-2007). Berman was Emory’s first Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law and is considered the father of the modern study of law and religion.

Speakers

Irwin Cotler, former Canadian Minister of Justice; Martha A. Fineman, Emory University; Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard University; Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University; Tibor Varady, Professor of Law, Emory University
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