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Cole Durham


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W. Cole Durham, Jr., is the founder and director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Durham has had a distinguished career in comparative law scholarship, with specific emphasis on comparative constitutional and church-state law. He currently serves as president of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies based in Milan, Italy, and is co-editor-in-chief of the Oxford Journal of Law and Religion. He has authored numerous important works in the field of law and religion. In 2009 he was awarded the International First Freedom Award by the First Freedom Center in Richmond, Virginia, and in 2013 he received an honorary doctorate from Ovidius University in ConstanĊ£a, Romania.