Schedule

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THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017

National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

8:30-9:00 a.m.

COFFEE

9:00-9:15 a.m.

OPENING REMARKS

Thomas Farr, Religious Freedom Institute

9:15-10:00 a.m.      

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

"Always Mindful of Our Suffering Brothers and Sisters in the Middle East”

His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Catholic Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

10:00-10:15 a.m.       BREAK

10:15-11:30 a.m.      

PRESENTATION OF PUBLIC REPORT: IN RESPONSE TO PERSECUTION

Moderator: Elizabeth Prodromou, Tufts University

Daniel Philpott, University of Notre Dame

Respondent: His Excellency Sebastian Francis Shaw, Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan

11:30 a.m.-Noon

SCREENING OF UNDER CAESAR'S SWORD DOCUMENTARY

Director: Jason Cohen

Noon-1:15 p.m.

LUNCH & KEYNOTE ADDRESS

"Pitting Muslims Against Christians: Lessons from Pakistan"

Farahnaz Ispahani, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

1:15-2:30 p.m.

PANEL: WHAT IS TO BE DONE BY LEADING SECTORS?

Moderator: Timothy Shah, Religious Freedom Institute

Panelists: Brian Grim, Religious Freedom and Business Foundation
George Marlin, Aid to the Church in Need, USA
Hon. David Saperstein, Former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
Nina Shea, Hudson Institute
 

2:30-2:45 p.m.

BREAK

2:45-4:00 p.m.

PANEL: RESPONDING TO THE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND CENTRAL ASIA

Moderator: Kathleen Collins, University of Minnesota (Central Asia)

Panelists: Mariz Tadros, Sussex University (Egypt, Libya, and Gaza)
Kent Hill, Religious Freedom Institute (Syria and Iraq)
Christian Van Gorder, Baylor University (Saudi Arabia and Iran)

4:00-4:15 p.m.

BREAK

4:15-5:15 p.m.

PANEL: RESPONDING TO THE PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN SOUTH, EAST, AND SOUTHEAST ASIA

Moderator: Sara Singha, Georgetown University (Pakistan)

Panelists: Fenggang Yang, Purdue University (China)
Robert Hefner, Boston University (Indonesia)
Chad Bauman, Butler University (India)
James Ponniah, University of Madras (India)