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Religious Freedom Project

Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs has received a $2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to support the interdisciplinary study of religious...

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PROJECT LEADERS

Thomas FarrThomas Farr

Thomas F. Farr is director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and a visiting associate...

Timothy ShahTimothy Shah

Timothy Samuel Shah is associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and...

ASSOCIATE SCHOLARS

Ilan AlonIlan Alon

Ilan Alon is the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of International Business and director of the China Center at Rollins College, specializing...

Anthony GillAnthony Gill

Anthony (Tony) Gill is a professor of political science and adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Washington, a distinguished senior...

Brian GrimBrian Grim

Brian J. Grim is president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and a leading expert on the socioeconomic impact of restrictions on...

Allen HertzkeAllen Hertzke

Allen Hertzke is Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma and faculty fellow in Religious Freedom for OU’s...

William InbodenWilliam Inboden

William Inboden is associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and executive director of the Clements Center for History, Strategy, and...

Karrie KoeselKarrie Koesel

Karrie J. Koesel is assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's...

Timur KuranTimur Kuran

Timur Kuran is professor of economics and political science and Gorter Family Professor in Islamic Studies at Duke University, as well as an...

John M. OwenJohn M. Owen

John M. Owen IV is the Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics and faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies...

Daniel PhilpottDaniel Philpott

Daniel Philpott, a professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for Peace Studies and an associate scholar with...

Ani SarkissianAni Sarkissian

Ani Sarkissian is an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University (MSU) and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's...

Rebecca ShahRebecca Shah

Rebecca Samuel Shah is a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and an associate scholar with the Berkley...

W. Bradford WilcoxW. Bradford Wilcox

W. Bradford Wilcox is an associate professor of sociology and the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, as well...

Robert WoodberryRobert Woodberry

Robert Woodberry is an associate professor of Political Science and director of the Project on Religion and Economic Change at the National...

PROJECT STAFF

Nicholas FedykNicholas Fedyk

Nicholas Fedyk joined the Berkley Center in June 2014 as a project associate with the Religious Freedom Project. He graduated from Georgetown's...

Claudia WinklerClaudia Winkler

Claudia Winkler joined the Berkley Center in February 2014 as a project associate with the Religious Freedom Project. Before joining the center,...
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June 28, 2012

Religious Freedom and the HHS Mandate: a Conversation with Representatives Jeff Fortenberry, Diane Black, Ann Marie Buerkle and Dan Lipinski

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) joined Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN), Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (R-NY), and Congressman Dan Lipinksi (D-IL) for a public forum at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall.

Dr. Tom Farr, Director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, moderated this thoughtful discussion on the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate and its implications for individual liberty and religious freedom. Congressman Fortenberry presented and discussed his legislation, the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (H.R. 1179).

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Jeff Fortenberry

Jeff Fortenberry

Representative Jeff Fortenberry was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004 to serve Nebraska's First Congressional District. In Congress, he serves on the Agriculture Committee and on the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he has significant responsibilities for Middle Eastern affairs. His work focuses on five areas: strengthening national security and diplomatic engagement; promoting alternative energy and environmental sustainability; increasing small business entrepreneurship and rural vitality; creating patient-centered health care, and upholding family life and culture. Prior to serving in Congress, Representative Fortenberry worked as a publishing industry executive in Lincoln. He also has significant personal experience in small business, and early in his career worked as a policy analyst for the United States Senate Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations. Representative Fortenberry earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Louisiana State University, an M.Div. from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and a master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University.

Participants

Diane Black

Diane Black

Representative Diane Black was elected in 2010 to represent Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. In Congress her work focuses on budgetary issues, health care reform, and pro-life issues. Representative Black serves on the Ways and Means...
Ann Marie Buerkle

Ann Marie Buerkle

Representative Ann Marie Buerkle was elected to the United State House of Representatives in 2010 to serve New York’s 25th Congressional District. She serves on the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Veterans’ Affairs, and Foreign...
Thomas Farr

Thomas Farr

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Thomas F. Farr is director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and a visiting associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown’s Edmund A....
Daniel Lipinski

Daniel Lipinski

Representative Dan Lipinski was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2005 to serve the Third Congressional District of Illinois. He serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Small Business Committee and the...