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Steinmetz Lecture, “Rights, Resistance and Revolution: Historical Protestant Contributions to Universal Human Rights” with John Witte Jr.

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 2:30pm to 3:45pm
Goodson Chapel
(919) 660-3434 or maandrus@div.duke.edu

The 2012 David C. and Virginia R. Steinmetz Lecture will be on “Rights, Resistance and Revolution: Historical Protestant Contributions to Universal Human Rights” by John Witte Jr.

Witte is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Professor, and director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in Atlanta. He lectured and convened conferences around the world, and his writings have appeared in 10 languages.

With major funding from the Pew, Ford, Lilly, Luce, and McDonald foundations, Witte has directed 12 major international projects on democracy, human rights, and religious liberty, and also on marriage, family, and children. Selected 10 times by Emory law students as “Most Outstanding Professor,” he has won dozens of other awards and prizes for his teaching and research.