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Colloquium hosted by the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture and co-hosted
by the Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics

July 5, 2012

[ Date/time ] Friday July 27, 2012, from 4:00 p.m.
[ Venue ] 2F Conference Room, Institute for Religion and Culture, Nagoya Campus, Nanzan University
[ Topic ] Religion and the U.S. Presidential Election
[ Speaker ] Prof. Frank S. Ravitch
(Professor at Michigan State University)
[ Bio ]

1994 LL.M. with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center
2001 Fulbright scholar faculty at Doshisha University
2002 (to present) Professor at the Michigan State University College of Law
For more details visit: http://law.msu.edu/faculty_staff/profile.php?prof=238

<Major publications>
Marketing Creation: The Law and Intelligent Design (Cambridge University Press, expected 2010) Masters of Illusion: The Supreme Court and the Religion Clauses (NYU Press 2007) Law and Religion, A Reader: Cases, concepts, and Theory (West 2004)

[ Summary ] The 2012 United States Presidential election will feature many important issues about the economy, foreign policy and the environment. Why then, is so much attention paid to issues such as gay marriage, abortion, school prayer, and religion generally? What is it about modern United States politics that has made religion important in a Presidential election and what impact does this have on the political parties, candidates, citizens and the world? This talk will address these questions and explain the social, political and legal dynamics related to religion and the 2012 Presidential election.
[ Hosted by ] Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
[ Co-hosted by ] Nanzan University Institute for Social Ethics and the Nanzan University Department of Law (collabotration)
[ Inquiries ] Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture
18 Yamazato-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi Pref. 466-8673
Phone: 052-832-3111
Fax:052-833-6157
E-mail: nirc-office@ic.nanzan-u.ac.jp