Defending Freedom of Inquiry Around the World, with Michael De Dora
The Office of Public Policy (OPP) is the Washington, D.C.-based program of the Center for Inquiry tasked with advocating for secular government and humanist values at all levels of public policy — state, federal, and international. Under the direction of Michael De Dora, OPP engages in significant efforts in countries around the world to defend the rights to freedom of religion, belief, and expression, and to assist individuals facing threats of violence or arrest for their beliefs or expressions. De Dora will discuss the nature, challenges, and success of these efforts, as well as possibilities for the future.
Michael De Dora is director of the Center for Inquiry's Office of Public Policy and the organization's main representative to the United Nations. His work includes lobbying for secular government and humanist values on Capitol Hill, and advocating for fundamental human rights at the UN headquarters and the UN Human Rights Council. In addition, Michael serves as president of the UN NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief in New York.
General Admission: $5
CFI Members: Free
CFI Student Members: Free
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