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Alvaré Named Senior Fellow of Witherspoon Institute

Professor Helen Alvaré has been named a Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute, a Princeton, New Jersey think tank that describes itself as an independent research center working to enhance public understanding of the moral foundations of free and democratic societies.

Alvaré will be the Senior Fellow chairing the organization's Task Force on Religious Liberty, which counts among its members institute principals Gerard P. Bradley, Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School, and Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Additional members at the present time include Michael Moreland of Villanova University School of Law, Leonard Leo of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, and Carter Snead of Notre Dame Law School.

"We will take up the whole range of challenges to religious liberty grouped today under the heading of 'conscience protection,'" says Alvaré. "Our aim is to make contributions to the public square regarding the rights of conscience, in our role as scholar-activists, whether via articles, books, editorials, legislative testimony or other means."