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Discussion on Impact of Religion in the 2012 Elections

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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.


Three experts in religion and American politics — Mark Silk, director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College; Richard Bushman, the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University and one of the leading scholars of Mormonism in America; and Bilal Sekou, associate professor of political science at the University of Hartford and a noted commentator on race and politics in America — will share their insights on the significance of religion in the 2012 elections.


The discussion will be moderated by Avinoam Patt, Philip D. Feltman Professor of Modern Jewish History at University of Hartford and Jilda Aliotta, director of Governor M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service, and a professor of politics and government at the University. The 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 symposium will provide a unique perspective on this crucial subject in advance of the Presidential election, and will offer the insights of three scholars who can speak in an objective and non-partisan manner.


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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