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Lectures and Conferences

CSLR lectures and conferences attract scholars, religious leaders, government officials, and leading practitioners from around the world as well as nationally and internationally known scholars on the Emory campus.

Links to our distinguished lectures will be available soon: 

The Overton and Lavona Currie Lecture was founded in 1986 with an endowment from Overton and Lavona Currie. 

The Harold J. Berman Distinguished Lecture was established in 2009 with a generous gift from the Berman family, as well as friends and supporters, to honor the intellectual legacy of Harold J. Berman (1918-2007).

The Don S. Browning Memorial Lecture was established in 2011 with generous gifts from friends and colleagues to honor the intellectual legacy of Don S. Browning (1934 – 2010).

The Decalogue Lecture Series was founded in 2002 with a generious grant from Marion Kuntz in honor of her late husband, Paul Kuntz.

Links to our lecture series will be available soon: 

The Restoring Religious Freedom Lecture

The McDonald Distinguished Lecture Series 

Lecture Series: The Pursuit of Happiness

When Law and Religion Meet

The Family Forum Series

The McDonald Lectures 


Links to our conferences will be available soon: 

The Restoring Religious Freedom Conference: Law, Religion, Equality, and Dignity: 2016

The Religion Newswriters Association Pre-conference: 2014

The Legal Ethics and Professionalism Symposium: 2014

The Religious Theory Conference: 2014

Silver to Gold: 2017

What's Wrong with Rights for Children? 2005

CISR Conference: 2003

Law and Religion Conference: 1991 

featured lectures

John Wamwara: Christianity and Human Rights in Africa, Part I

John Wamwara, Dooyeweerd Fellow and SJD Candidate at Emory Law School, presents Part 1 of his three-part series on "Christianity and Human Rights in Africa." His topic is "The Church, the State, and Human Rights in Kenya: An Historical Overview."

Power and Faith: Law and Religion in a Jewish State

Shahar Lifshitz, Dean of Bar-Ilan University School of Law and Senior Research Fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, delivers CSLR's Restoring Religious Freedom Lecture.

Jonathan Walton: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Consumption

Jonathan L. Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, and Professor of Religion and Society at Harvard Divinity School, lectured at the McDonald Distinguished Scholar Lectures.