Mar 18, 2016

FVCC 2016 Honors Symposium Concludes March 24

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Dr. Leslie Griffin’s presentation on March 24 about the power of the U.S. Constitution to unite Americans on issues surrounding politics, religion, race and gender is the final lecture in FVCC’s 2016 Honors Symposium.

Flathead Valley Community College’s 2016 Honors Symposium concludes March 24 with “How the Constitution Should Unite Us on Politics, Religion, Race, and Gender” presented by Dr. Leslie Griffin from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Free and open to the public, the lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the large community room inside the Arts and Technology Building on campus.

The theme of this year’s Honors Symposium is “Dividing Lines: Why Good People are Divided by Politics, Religion, Race and Gender.” Griffin’s lecture is the final in a series of six presentations developed to examine our nation’s most divisive issues and provide new insights regarding how to foster greater cooperation among disparate groups.

A professor at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Griffin is the author of the Foundation Press casebooks, “Law and Religion: Cases and Materials” (with Joan H. Krause) and “Practicing Bioethics Law.” Before becoming a law professor, Griffin clerked for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and was an assistant counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility. She and fellow constitutional law professor Marci Hamilton blog about religious freedom and women’s and children’s rights at

The 2016 Honors Symposium is funded in part by the Kalispell branch of the American Association of University Women, FVCC Alumni and Friends, the Theodore Chase Endowment Fund and Humanities Montana, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, visit or call Ivan Lorentzen at 756-3864.