Brian Lepard, professor of law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, will speak on “Radicalism to Radical Reform: Bahá’i Teachings on Human Progress for the 21st Century” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Smith Wilkes Hall. The presentation is part of the Martha Root Memorial Lecture Series, sponsored by the Bahá’is and co-sponsored by the Department of Religion.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Lepard serves as co-director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the Bahá’i faith, world religions, human rights, ethics, and international law, including Hope for a Global Ethic: Shared Principles in Religious
Lepard received his B.A. at Princeton University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. His Chautauqua presentation will focus on the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, prophet-founder of the Bahá’i Faith, and how they draw together the common foundation of all faiths to provide the spiritual foundation for our emerging global civilization.