Professor Helen Alvaré

Helen Alvare is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where she is also the faculty advisor to the law school’s Civil Rights Law Journal. Beyond the University, she is the chair of the Task Force on Conscience Protection of the Witherspoon Institute, a consultor for the Pontifical Council of the Laity, and publishes regularly in law reviews, academic journals, and for news outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post.

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Sir John Graham Lecture 2014 | When Freedoms Collide

A society that values freedom of thought will inevitably find itself at the intersection of competing views of freedom. What we do then will show us what we really value.

At the Heritage Hotel on July 31, 2014, Professor Helen Alvaré sparked a discussion on how we maintain a society that is both safe and open to all.

Should a pacifist be forced to go to war?

Should religious groups always be allowed to dress according to their culture and faith?

Should a parents be forced to give their child medical treatment that runs contrary to their beliefs?

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