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18th annual International Society Conference at BYU April 2

Keynote address by University of Utah President Michael K. Young

“The Perplexities of Nations: Current Trends and the International Church” will be the focus for the 18th annual International Society Conference at Brigham Young University Monday, April 2, at 8:30 a.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library Auditorium.

Admission is free, and the public is welcome to attend. However, the luncheon will cost $13 per person and space is limited. Participants must reserve a spot by Monday, March 26, by calling (801) 422-3377 or by e-mailing international_society@byu.edu.

The conference will begin with a keynote address presented by Michael K. Young, president of the University of Utah, who will speak on “Perspectives on International Trends.”

Other speakers will include Elder John C. Carmack, emeritus General Authority and managing director of the Perpetual Education Fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose topic will be “The Perpetual Education Fund: Impacting the International Church;” a panel from the Women’s Research Institute featuring Valerie Hudson, professor of political science, and Karen Hyer, adjunct professor with the institute, who will address “Global Issues Facing Women;” and Earl Fry, professor of political science, who will speak on “Globalization and the Future Competitiveness of the United States,” among others.

The International Society is composed of members and friends of the Church of Jesus Christ with common international interests. Organized in 1989, the society is supported by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, the Marriott School of Management, the J. Reuben Clark Law School, the David O. McKay School of Education and the BYU Alumni Association. For more information, contact the International Society by calling (801) 422-3077 or by visiting ldsinternationalsociety.org.

Writer: Lee Simons

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Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU Photo

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