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Former U.S. Ambassador Cook Delivers Currie Lecture, February 24

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02/04/14

Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook will deliver the 2014 Currie Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, February 24, at Emory University School of Law. Drawing on her experience as Ambassador-at-Large, Cook will discuss the role of the United States in encouraging religious freedom globally, and the importance of engaging not only with foreign governments, but also with religious and community leaders.

Cook was the first woman and first African American to hold the Ambassador-at-Large position, and her national policy experience dates from 1993, when she served as White House Fellow on the Domestic Policy Council in President Bill Clinton’s administration.

Cook is now distinguished visiting fellow at The Catholic University of American Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, in Washington, D.C.

The event is free, open to the public and will be held at Emory Law’s Tull Auditorium, 1301 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322.

The Currie Lecture is part of CSLR’s two-day conference, “A Global Conversation: Exploring Interfaith and International Models for the Interaction of Religion and State.” Registration is encouraged for those attending the conference, but it is not required to attend the Currie Lecture. Register hereParking information. Conference details.

The Currie Lecture Series in Law and Religion was founded in 1986 with a generous grant from Overton and Lavona Currie. Prior speakers include Frank Alexander, Emory University; Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Emory University; Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States; Rebecca S. Chopp, Swarthmore College; Menachem Elon, Israeli Supreme Court; Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago; John T. Noonan, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth District; Steven Ozment, Harvard; Michael J. Perry, Emory University; Venerable Matthieu Ricard, Shechen Monastery; V. Gene Robinson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire; Brian Tierney, Cornell; and Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town.

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