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PRESENTATION: Perth USAsia Centre - Election Watch 2016 - Book Presentation by Dr David Smith

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Today's date is Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Perth USAsia Centre - Election Watch 2016 - Book Presentation by Dr David Smith : "Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States" Other events...
The Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with the United States Studies Centre is proud to welcome Dr David Smith to Perth for our inaugural Election Watch 2016 event with a special book presentation. His book, Religious Persecution and Political Order in the United States, examines why the state has acted to protect some religious minorities while allowing others to be persecuted or actively persecuting them. It details the persecution experiences of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Catholics, Jews, the Nation of Islam, and orthodox Muslims in America, developing a theory for why the state has intervened to protect some but not others. Dr Smith argues that the state will persecute religious minorities if state actors consider them a threat to political order, but they will protect religious minorities if they believe persecution is a greater threat to political order. From the beginning of the republic to after 9/11, religious freedom in America has depended on the state's perception of political threats. We hope you are available to join us for what is sure to be a very timely presentation and discussion.

Presentation 5.00pm - 5.45pm with light reception to follow 5.45pm - 6.30pm
Speaker(s) Dr David Smith, Senior Lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy and Academic Director, United States Studies Centre
Location Economics and Conference Room 3.73 3rd Floor Old Economic Building
Contact Perth USAsia Centre <[email protected]> : 6488 4323
URL https://perthusasia.e-newsletter.com.au/link/id/zzzz56e27918f16f9627/regform?evuid=zzzz56e27918eddf1063&fromT3=1
Start Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:00
End Wed, 23 Mar 2016 18:30
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Perth USAsia Centre <[email protected]>
Last Updated Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:56
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