Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The Perplexities of Nations:Current Trends and the International Church

18th Annual International Society Conference:
"'The Perplexities of Nations': Current Trends and the International Church,"

HBLL auditorium, 8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M

Monday, 2 April 2007
Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium
Brigham Young University

8:30 a.m. BYU Administration
"Welcome/Introductory Remarks"

8:45 a.m. Keynote Address
Michael M. Young, president, University of Utah
"Perspectives on International Trends"

9:45 a.m. Ted E. Lyon, Latin American studies coordinator and professor
of Spanish, BYU
"Migrations: the Perplexity of Who is Being Baptized"

10:30 a.m. Daniel C. Peterson, professor of Islamic studies and Arabic, BYU
"Muslims and Christians: The Troubled Interface"

11:15 a.m. Elder John C. Carmack, emeritus General Authority and
managing director, Perpetual Education Fund
"The Perpetual Education Fund: Impacting the
International Church
noon Luncheon—Sky Room, Wilkinson Student Center

1:30 p.m. Timothy B. Heaton, professor and research associate, Family
Studies Center, BYU, and Mallory Meyer
"Trends in Poverty and Implications for the Church"

2:15 p.m. Women's Research Institute Panel
Valerie M. Hudson, professor of political science, BYU
Karen Hyer, adjunct professor, Women's Research Institute
"Global Issues Facing Women"

3:00 p.m. Earl H. Fry, professor of political science, BYU
"Globalization and the Future Competitiveness of the
United States"

4:00 p.m. Conference Concludes

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