Everybody's Business: The Legal, Economic, and Political Implications of Religious Freedom
On March 24, the day before Supreme Court oral arguments on the Hobby Lobby case, the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs co-sponsored a half-day conference on these and related questions. The conference announced a new partnership between the Religious Freedom Project and Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, the co-sponsor of the event. The conference began with an “On Topic” keynote conversation between Baylor University President and Chancellor, Judge Ken Starr, and Harvard University Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz. Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker reported on the "On Topic" conversation for the Washington Post.
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. | Buffet Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. | "On Topic" with Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz: "Beyond Hobby Lobby: What Is at Stake with the HHS Contraceptive Mandate?"
Ken Starr, Baylor University
Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. | Break
2:15 - 3:45 p.m. | Panel 1: "Entering Hobby Lobby: The Case and Its Implications for Religious Freedom and Business"
Helen Alvare, George Mason University Law School
Kyle Duncan, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Michael Kessler (moderator), Berkley Center
Ira Lupu, George Washington University Law School
Micah Schwartzman, University of Virginia Law School
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. | Break
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Panel 2: "Is Religious Freedom Good for Business and for the Poor?"
Anthony Gill, University of Washington-Seattle
Brian Grim, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation
Byron Johnson (moderator), Baylor University
Rebecca Samuel Shah, Religious Freedom Project
Sr. Deirdre Byrne, Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts
Is Religious Freedom Good for Business and for the Poor?
March 24, 2014
Alan Dershowitz on the Separation of Church and State
March 24, 2014