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Diplomacy and religion topic for BYU lecture Nov. 4

C. Randall Paul, founder and president of the Foundation for Interreligious Diplomacy, will speak at a Brigham Young University David M. Kennedy Center lecture Wednesday, Nov. 4, at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building.

Paul’s lecture is “Peaceful Tension Through Respectful Contestation Between Trustworthy Opponents: A Social Psychological Approach to Diplomacy Between Religions.”

He is currently completing two books, “Fighting about God: Why We Do It and How to Do It Better” and “Converting the Saints: An American Religious Conflict.” He has also had a professional career in the commercial real estate business, receiving the Phoenix Skyline Award for Excellence. Paul received an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate from the University of Chicago.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information on events sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, see the calendar online at

For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652.

Writer: Ricardo Castro


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