• 9:00 a.m. Registration Begins, Light Refreshments Served
  • 9:45 a.m. Introductory Remarks
    • John Garvey | President, The Catholic University of America

  • 10:00 a.m. Opening Address
    Why This Issue Matters: Religious Liberty as a Cornerstone of Human Dignity
    • The Most Reverend William Lori | Archbishop of Baltimore, Chair USCCB
      Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty

  • 10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 10:45-12:00 p.m. Religious Liberty: Global and Domestic Issues
    • John Haldane | The J. Newton Rayzor, Sr. Distinguished Professor in Philosophy, Baylor University; Professor of Moral Philosophy, The University of St. Andrews; Chairman of the Royal Institute of Philosophy
    • Mark L. Rienzi | Associate Professor, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Senior Counsel, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
    • Daniel Ian Mark | Commissioner, United States Commission for International Religious Freedom
      • Moderator: Thomas F. Farr | Director, Religious Freedom Project, Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs

  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. Luncheon
  • 1:15-2:30 p.m. First-hand Accounts of Religious Persecution
    • The Honorable Frank Wolf | Former Member of Congress; Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom, Baylor University
    • Sarah Liu | China
    • Joseph and Hannah Sleman | Syria
      • Moderator: Byron Johnson | Co-Director, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion; Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences, Baylor University

  • 2:30-2:45 p.m. Coffee Break
  • 2:45-4:00 p.m. The Domestic and International Implications of the Crisis of Religious Freedom: Seeking Solutions
    • Thomas F. Farr | Director, Religious Freedom Project, Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs
    • Kristina Arriaga | Executive Director, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
    • Paul Marshall | Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom
      • Moderator: Timothy Shah | Associate Director, Religious Freedom Project, Georgetown University Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs

  • 4:00-4:10 p.m. Break
  • 4:10-4:50 p.m. Closing Address
    • Judge Ken Starr | President and Chancellor, Baylor University
      • Introduction by Francis J. Beckwith | Professor of Philosophy
        & Church-State Studies, Baylor University

  • 4:50 p.m. Concluding Blessing
    • Father Behnam Benoka | Vice Rector of St. Peter Seminary for the Chaldean Patricate in Ankawa, Erbil

  • Reception for Panelists and Guests to Follow