Aykan Erdemir

Dr. Aykan Erdemir, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, is a former member of the Turkish Parliament (2011 to 2015) who served in the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, EU Harmonization Committee, and the Ad Hoc Parliamentary Committee on the IT Sector and the Internet. As an outspoken defender of pluralism, minority rights,[…]

W. Cole Durham, Jr.

Cole Durham is internationally known for his contributions to protecting religious freedoms. The director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, W. Cole Durham, Jr. is Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law at J. Reuben Clark Law School. Professor Durham has received multiple honors, including appointment as co-chair of the OSCE Advisory[…]

W. Cole Durham, Jr.

W. Cole Durham Jr. Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law; Founding Director, Center for Law and Religion Studies Cole Durham is internationally known for his contributions to protecting religious freedoms. The director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, W. Cole Durham, Jr. is Susa Young Gates University Professor of Law at[…]

Senator Rick Santorum

A native of Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 2016, 2012, and became known as a voice for conservatives who didn’t feel their voice was being represented. His grassroots approach to campaigning – including visiting every one of Iowa’s 99 counties and his stunning[…]

Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir

Dr. Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir is a Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh. Her research interests include ethnographic investigations of converted historic religious buildings, cultural heritage management of multi-layered sacred sites, re-utilization and museumification of religious heritage. She has participated in numerous international interdisciplinary research projects, including “Antagonistic Tolerance: A Comparative Analysis of[…]

Nadine Maenza

Nadine Maenza is a noted speaker, writer, and policy expert with more than two decades of experience as an advocate for working families and a champion for international religious freedom. Nadine is the founding Executive Director of Patriot Voices, where she has provided her expertise to shape the organization’s special emphasis on public policies that[…]

John A. Burtka IV

John A. Burtka IV, executive director of The American Conservative, graduated from Hillsdale College and the Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix-en-Provence, France. He was a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute in 2018.  He has appeared on Fox Business and written for The Washington Post, Richmond Times-Dispatch, First Things, The American Mind, and The Intercollegiate Review, among others. Previously, he worked for the[…]

The Impact of War on Religious Freedom, July 19, 9:00am to 12:00pm, 400 4th Street SW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20024

July 19, 2019: The Impact of War on Religious Freedom

Confirmed Speakers More speakers coming soon! Senator Rick Santorum Keynote Speaker W. James Antle III Editor, The American Conservative J. Heinrich Arnold Senior Pastor, Bruderhof Church Communities Kristina Arriaga President, Oxford Society for Law and Religion Karen Barkey Haas Distinguished Chair of Religious Diversity, Professor of Sociology, University of California Berkeley Rev. Dr. Andrew P.[…]

W. James Antle III

W. James Antle III is Editor of The American Conservative. He returned to TAC after managing a stable of reporters as Politics Editor at the Washington Examiner. A former Senior Writer at TAC, Antle also previously served as managing editor of the Daily Caller, editor of the Daily Caller News Foundation, and associate editor of the American Spectator. He is the author of Devouring Freedom: Can Big[…]