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International Society plans conference at BYU April 4

Conference topic is "Joseph Smith and the World."

Brigham Young University will host the 16th annual International Society Conference Monday, April 4, at 8:30 a.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center Garden Court.

This year's conference topic is "Joseph Smith and the World."

BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson will open the conference with a brief welcome, and the morning keynote address, "Joseph's World View," will be given by Elder Alexander B. Morrison, emeritus member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The afternoon keynote address, "The Prophet's Impact on Europe-Then and Now," will be presented by Elder Keith K. Hilbig of the Second Quorum of the Seventy.

Other sessions will include, "Joseph Smith and the Rise of a World Religion," from Robert L. Millet, the Richard L. Evans Professor of Religious Understanding and professor of ancient scripture at BYU; and "The Prophets Legacy in the Pacific and Latin America" by Grant Underwood, professor of history and research historian at the Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History at BYU.

"Making the Prophet Joseph Available to the World" is a joint presentation from Ronald K. Esplin, professor of Church History and executive editor of the Joseph Smith Papers Project at the Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History at BYU, and Utah Jazz owner Larry H. Miller.

Reservations are required for the luncheon and award ceremony for Elder Donald L. Staheli of the Second Quorum of the Seventy. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the International Society.

Organized in 1989, the International Society is an association of professionals with international interests who are members or friends of the Church. The Society supported by BYU's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Marriott School of Management, J. Reuben Clark School of Law, David O. McKay School of Education and Alumni Association.

For more information contact Matt at (801) 422-3077 or see the web site at www.ldsinternationalsociety.org.

Writer: Lee Simons

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