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International Perspectives on Religion and the Presidency
LUNCH 11:40 a.m., LECTURE 11:55 a.m.

Zahid H. Bukhari is Director of the American Muslim Studies Program at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. From 1999-2004, he directed the Muslims in American Public Square (MAPS) project, which examined the contributions of the Muslims to American public life. He is co-editor of Muslims' Place in the American Public Square: Fears, Hopes and Aspirations (2004) and the forthcoming Muslims in America: Engaging Politics and Society in Post 9/11 Era.

Roderic Camp is the Philip M. McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim and adjunct scholar with the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C. He has served as a visiting professor at Colegio de Mexico and the Foreign Service Institute, and carried out research as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. He is the author of twenty books on Mexico including, Crossing Swords: Politics and Religion in Mexico (1997), Politics in Mexico: The Democratic Transformation (2003), and Mexico's Mandarins: Crafting a Power Elite for the 21st Century (2002).

Kjell O. Lejon is assistant chair and director of religious studies at Linkoping University, Sweden. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Lund and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a minister of the Church of Sweden and was past Deputy Member of the Swedish Parliament 1998-2002. He has written or edited seven books including, Reagan, Religion and Politics: The Revitalization of "a Nation under God" during the 80s (1988) and God Bless America! President George Bush's Religio-politiska Budskap (1994).