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Winnifred F. Sullivan on Religion & American Politics

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Room 707, International Affairs Building 420 W 118th

Join us for a lecture by Winnifred F. Sullivan, Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University at Bloomington, as she explores the complicated relationship of American Constitutional Law and religion. Winnifred Sullivan is Department Chair and Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington and Affiliate Professor of Law at the Maurer School of Law. She is the author of Paying the Words Extra: Religious Discourse in the Supreme Court of the United States (Harvard 1994), The Impossibility of Religious Freedom (Princeton 2005), and Prison Religion: Fait! h-based Reform and the Constitution (Princeton 2009).

Professor Sullivans lecture is part of the IRCPLs Religion and Politics in American Public Life lecture series, coordinated by Professors Karen Barkey (CU Sociology), Jean Cohen (CU Political Science, and John Torpey (CUNY GC Sociology). Throughout the 2013 Fall term, the IRCPL will present four public conversations that explore the often contentious role of religion in American political and public life. Seeking to further understand the relationship between religion and politics in the United States, the series continues to explore a number of timely topics that intersect with religion, such as civil religion, public discourses of morality, and reproductive and sexual rights.

Sponsored by the Institute of Religion, Culture, and Public Life, The Department of Political Science at Columbia University, and the Department of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center.