Plenary Speakers

Religious Freedom: Rights and Responsibilities

Meet our plenary speakers

Sunday, Opening Plenary

Heiner Bielefeldt

Professor of Human Rights and Human Rights Policy, University of Erlangen, Germany; former U.N. Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion or Belief

Bani Dugal

Principal Representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations, New York

Henry B. Eyring

Second Counselor in the First Presidency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Azza Karam

Secretary General, Religions for Peace International

Monday Plenary: “Protecting Religious Rights in a Way to Benefit All”

Faizan Mustafa

Vice-Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, India

Renáta Uitz

Chair (Director), Comparative Constitutional Law Program, Department of Legal Studies, Central European University

Sophie van Bijsterveld

Professor of Law, Religion and Society, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Tuesday Plenary: “Religious Organizations and the Common Good”

Krish O'Mara Vignarajah

President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Sharon Eubank

President, Latter-day Saint Charities; Presidency, Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul

Founder & Executive Director, Syrian Community Network; Founder of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) Midwest Foundation

Viva Bartkus

Associate Professor of Management; Founder & Director, Business on the Frontlines program, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame