Helen Alvare to speak on “The Politics of Freedom”
The Siena Symposium for Women, Family, and Culture and the Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas School of law will host Helen Alvare on Thursday, February 7 in the Anderson Student Center in St. Paul. Professor Alvare's public lecture "The Politics of Freedom" will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Woulfe Alumni Hall North. At the close of her lecture, Professor Alvare will be the recipient of the 2nd Annual Siena Symposium Humanitarian Leadership Award. The lecture is free to the public.
Helen Alvare is an Associate Professor of Law at George Mason University, and internationally noted scholar on issues of concerning women, the family, and protection of human life. Prior to becoming a professor, she served as spokeswoman for the Prolife Secretariat of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Prior to that she worked at the Office of General Counsel for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, where she drafted amicus briefs in leading U.S. Supreme Court cases concerning abortion, euthanasia and the Establishment Clause. Alvare is the editor and co-author of a new book of essays, "Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves," and a leading critic of the HHS Mandate which has been challenged in courts throughout the country.