Richard W. Garnett is the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. A graduate of Yale Law School, he clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and practiced law briefly before joining the Notre Dame faculty in 1999. He teaches and writes about the freedoms of speech, association, and religion, and also about constitutional law more generally. He is a leading authority on questions and debates regarding the role of religious believers and beliefs in politics and society. He has published widely on these matters, and is the author of dozens of law-review articles and book chapters. In addition, he has written widely on religion and the Constitution for places such as the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, National Review, Los Angeles Times and USA Today and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NPR and FOX News to discuss his work. He is currently completing a book called Two There Are: Understanding the Separation of Church and State, which will be published by Cambridge University Press. The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the George Washington Forum are sponsoring this event.