2019 Conference  |  April 5-6, 2019  |  Orange County, CA

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This two-day conference for students, teachers, scholars, and laypersons will consider the need to protect and advocate for the most vulnerable in our society and the world.

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SESSIONS

Defending the Rights of Children
with Katy Faust, Founder & Director of Them Before Us

Forced Abortion in China and Worldwide
with Reggie Littlejohn, Founder & President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

Religious Freedom and Persecution
with Paul Marshall, Professor at Baylor University and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom

Failure to Protect the Most Vulnerable
with Lorcán Price, Legal Counsel for ADF International

Protecting the Vulnerable from Genocide
with Dr. Greg Stanton, Professor at George Mason University and Founder of Genocide Watch

Advocating for Middle-Eastern Women and Persecuted Minorities
with Jacqueline Isaac, Vice President of Roads of Success

SPEAKERS

Reggie Littlejohn
Founder and President, Women’s Rights Without Frontiers

Reggie Littlejohn is the Founder and President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. A graduate of Yale Law School, she is an acclaimed international expert on China’s One Child Policy. Her organization has been called the “leading voice” in the battle to expose and oppose forced abortion and gendercide (the sex-selective abortion of baby girls) in China. Their “Save a Girl” campaign finds women who are about to abort or abandon their babies because they are girls and enables them to keep their daughters by providing the family with financial support. The organization has begun to save abandoned widows in China as well.

Reggie has testified eight times at the U.S. Congress, three times at the European Parliament, twice at the British, and has spoken at the Irish and Canadian Parliaments, The Hague, United Nations, State Department, White House, and the Vatican. Women’s Rights Without Frontiers has been selected twice to present an event at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Along with Congressman Chris Smith and blind activist Chen Guangcheng, Reggie was a featured speaker in 2014 at an event commemorating the International Day of the Girl Child, and in 2015 at the Victims of Communism Memorial Conference.

In January 2014, Reggie was honored as one of the “Top Ten people of 2013” by Inside the Vatican Magazine. She has met Pope Francis and had the privilege of working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta.

Reggie was given the National Pro-Life Recognition award by Priests for Life at the 40th March for Life in 2013. That same year she was the keynote speaker for the Canadian March for Life and for the National Right to Life Convention in Dallas. She received the Cardinal O’Connor Pro-Life Award at the National Summit of Legatus in 2014. In 2016 she was the keynote speaker at the Yale Vita et Veritas Culture of Life Conference. In 2017, she was a keynote speaker at the Walk for Life in San Francisco and at Georgetown’s Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life. She has been named a Public Policy Fellow at Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture. 

Lorcán Price
Legal Counsel, ADF International

Lorcán Price is a Barrister at Law at the Bar of Ireland, and Legal Counsel for ADF International practicing before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. He is a graduate of the National University of Ireland, Trinity College Dublin, and the Honorable Society of the Kings Inns.

Lorcán serves on the board of the Irish Prolife Campaign and was the legal advisor to the campaign during the recent Irish referendum on abortion. He is a regular contributor in the Irish media on various legal subjects.

Lorcán has been invited to speak at the Irish Parliament, the European Parliament in Brussels, and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on a range of human rights issues. He has also appeared as an expert before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Geneva.

As ADF International Legal Counsel in Europe, Lorcán and the ADF European legal team have been granted leave by the European Court of Human Rights to intervene in over 30 matters before the Court. The ADF International legal team is also involved in the appeal to the Grand Chamber by the Wunderlich family (Wunderlich v. Germany) the challenge to Belgium’s Euthanasia Laws (Mortier v. Belgium) and the Protocol 16 referral to the Grand Chamber by the French Cour de Cassation on surrogacy.

He is currently completing further studies in International Law at the University of Oxford. Lorcán is married to Aoife and they divide their time between Strasbourg, France and Dublin, Ireland.

Dr. Greg Stanton
Professor, George Mason University
Founder, Genocide Watch

Dr. Gregory Stanton is Research Professor in Genocide Studies and Prevention at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia.

He was the President (2007–2009) and First Vice President (2005–2007) of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS). Dr. Stanton is the Founder (1999) and President of Genocide Watch, the Founder (1981) and Director of the Cambodian Genocide Project, and is the Founder (1999) of the Alliance Against Genocide, which has 70 member organizations in 24 countries.

Dr. Stanton served in the State Department (1992–1999), where he drafted the United Nations Security Council resolutions that created the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

In 1994, Stanton won the American Foreign Service Association’s prestigious W. Averell Harriman award for “extraordinary contributions to the practice of diplomacy exemplifying intellectual courage,” based on his dissent from U.S. policy on the Rwandan genocide.

He also wrote the State Department options paper on ways to bring the Khmer Rouge to justice in Cambodia and drafted the rules of procedure for the Khmer Rouge tribunal.

He holds a BA (Oberlin), MTS (Harvard Divinity School), MA and Ph.D. in Anthropology (U. of Chicago), and J.D. (Yale Law School).

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Katy Faust
Founder, Them Before Us

Katy Faust is the Founder of Them Before Us, the only organization solely devoted to defending children’s rights in family structure.

She did her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Asian Studies at St. Olaf College and then received a Fulbright scholarship to Taiwan. Her fluency in Mandarin assisted her when she worked with the largest Chinese adoption agency in the world.

In 2012 Katy began blogging about why marriage is a matter of social justice for kids. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Public Discourse, LifeSite News, and The Federalist and she has filed two amicus briefs supporting traditional marriage. She has advocated for the rights of children with lawmakers in the U.S. and abroad as well as at the United Nations.

She currently appears in a video series called Dear Katy which offers advice on how to live sexual integrity in the midst of morally permissive cultures. She is married and the mother of four children, the youngest of whom is adopted from China.

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Jacqueline Isaac
Vice President, Roads of Success

Jacqueline Isaac is a human rights advocate, a humanitarian, lawyer, and motivational speaker. She has spent over a decade supporting those escaping crisis and advocating for the rights of minorities and women across the Middle East. She has been featured on BBC, NBC, FOX, ABC, the Guardian, Channel 4, Huffington Post, Rome Reports, Corriere Del Serra and other international media outlets.

Isaac recently testified before the United Nations, UK Parliament and U.S. Congress as to her experiences in the war-torn parts of Iraq, supporting resolutions declaring that ISIS committed genocide against Christians, Yazidis and other minorities. Her focus has been on issues such as the refugee crisis, sex trafficking, female genital mutilation and HIV/AIDS.

As a motivational speaker, she travels across the globe encouraging audiences to ignite their God given destiny and to live out their dreams.

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Paul Marshall
Professor, Baylor University
Senior Fellow, The Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom

Paul Marshall is the Wilson Distinguished Professor of Religious Freedom at Baylor University, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, Senior Fellow at the Leimena Institute, Jakarta, and Visiting Professor at the Christian University of Indonesia.

He is the author and editor of more than twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom, including recently Persecuted (Thomas Nelson, 2013), Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide (Oxford University Press, 2011), Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Religious Freedom in the World (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008).

He is the author of several hundred articles, and his writings have been translated into over twenty languages. He is in frequent demand for lectures and media appearances, including interviews on ABC Evening News; CNN; PBS; Fox; the British, Australian, Canadian, South African, and Japanese Broadcasting Corporations; and Al Jazeera, among many other outlets. His work has been published in, or the subject of articles in, the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Economist, Times, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Boston Globe, New Republic, Weekly Standard, Reader’s Digest, and many other newspapers and magazines.

SCHEDULE

Schedule subject to change

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

4:00 – 5:15 p.m. — Check-in and Registration; refreshments

5:00 p.m. — Welcome, Invocation, and Opening Remarks

5:15 – 6:30 p.m. — Main Session I — Reggie Littlejohn

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. — Registration table open; morning refreshments

9:00 a.m. — Main Session II — Lorcán Price

10:15 a.m. — Break

10:30 a.m. — Main Session III — Dr. Greg Stanton

11:45 p.m. — Lunch

1:00 p.m. — Main Session IV — Katy Faust

2:15 p.m. — Break

2:30 p.m. — Main Session V — Jacqueline Isaac

3:45 p.m. — Break

4:00 p.m. — Main Session VI — Paul Marshall

5:15 p.m. — Closing Remarks

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Conference Location
Trinity Law School
2200 North Grand Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Lodging
Doubletree Hotel Anaheim/Orange County: 100 The City Dr S, Orange, CA 92868

Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa: 3050 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Hyatt Regency Irvine: 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614

Irvine Marriott: 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92612

Airport
Trinity Law School is located about 7 miles from John Wayne Airport (SNA), about 20 miles from Long Beach Airport (LGB) and less than 40 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Parking
Parking on campus is free and does not require a permit.

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