- Wednesday, February 21, 2018
- 7:30 PM–9:00 PM
- Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
The 2018 Paul B. Henry Lecture will feature Melissa Rogers, former executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
A senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, Brooks is a distinguished church-state lawyer who served as a special assistant to President Obama and led the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships from 2013-2017 as well as chairing the inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She formerly served as director of the Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University Divinity School and was the executive director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and general counsel of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. Rogers has led efforts to forge consensus among diverse religious and secular groups on numerous key public policy issues. Her areas of expertise include the First Amendment's religion clauses, religion in American public life, and the interplay of religion, policy and politics, and she is the author of Religious Freedom and the Supreme Court.
This lecture is free and open to the public.