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Speaker to Discuss Religious Freedom March 3

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Dr. James Richardson, professor of sociology at the University of Nevada at Reno, will speak on "Religious Freedom versus Social Control of Minority Faiths: Some Case Studies from the United States and Abroad." 

The presentation will be held at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh in the Hyman and Frances Krinovitz Recital Hall in Hawkins Hall on Friday, March 3 at 4 p.m

Richardson is also a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Ph.D. Program; director of the Judicial Studies Program, which offers Master's and Ph.D. degrees for trial judges; and director of the Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies, a statewide research and service arm of the university. He serves as a consultant on legal cases involving religious groups and social/behavioral science evidence and is involved in consulting and training concerning terrorism and violence, especially concerning religious groups.

The lecture, which is sponsored by the Anthropology Department, President's Office, Dean of Arts and Science Office and the Provost's Office, is free and open to the public. 

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