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Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies to Host Discussion on Impact of Religion in the 2012 Elections


Posted 09/13/2012
Posted by David Isgur

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The Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Hartford will host a timely and informative discussion on “New Frontiers in Church and State:  The Significance of Religion in the 2012 Elections” on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., in Wilde Auditorium in the Harry Jack Gray Center at the University of Hartford.

Key insights will be offered by Richard Bushman, the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University, who will speak “The Church of Latter Day Saints and American Politics;” by Mark Silk, director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College, who will speak on “The Lay of the Land: Religion and American Politics in 2012;” and by Bilal Sekou, associate professor of political science at the University of Hartford, who will talk on “Race, Politics and Religion in American Politics”

Also offering an objective and nonpartisan analysis on this issue as moderators will be Jilda Aliotta, director of the Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford and associate professor of politics and government at the University; and Avinoam Patt, the Philip D. Feltman Professor of Jewish History at the University of Hartford

This program is co-sponsored by the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies, the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College, the newly created Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford, and the Connecticut Jewish Ledger newspaper.

The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please call 860.768.4964 or e-mail mgcjs@hartford.edu for additional information.

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