Dordt First Monday Speaker Series: John Inazu

Danforth Distinguished Professor to speak at Dordt College on November 6, 2017

Credit: Joe Angeles

Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College’s First Monday Speaker Series will welcome John Inazu to its Sioux Center, Iowa campus on November 6, 2017.

Inazu will speak at 11:00 am in the B.J. Haan Auditorium at Dordt College on Monday, November 6 with a presentation entitled “Confident Pluralism.” He will speak again in the evening at 7:30 p.m. in SB 1606. There will be a Q & A following the evening presentation.

John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion and Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. He teaches criminal law, law and religion, and various First Amendment seminars. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related questions of legal and political theory. John is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.  His first book, Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly, was published by Yale University Press in 2012. His second book, Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference, was published by the University of Chicago Press and recently released in May of 2016. He has written broadly for mainstream audiences in publications including USA Today, CNN, the Hedgehog Review, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. 

The First Mondays Speaker Series brings scholars, writers, and cultural leaders to Dordt College to pursue the common good in society and the church. It is designed to enrich the academic experience and promote Dordt's mission: equipping students, alumni, and the broader community to effect Christ-centered renewal in everyday life.

Both presentations are open to the public.