W. Cole Durham, Jr.

Gates University Professor of Law at Brigham Young University. He serves as a member of the OSCE/ODIHR Advisory Council of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief and as Vice-President of the International Academy for Freedom of Religion and Belief. He has been heavily involved in comparative law scholarship, with a special emphasis on comparative constitutional law and church-state relations. Currently he serves on the boards of the DePaul Center for Church-State Studies, the J.M. Dawson Institute for Church-State Studies, the Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief, and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, and has also served as Chair of both the Comparative Law Section and the Law and Religion Section of the American Association of Law Schools. He has published widely on comparative church-state themes and has testified in Congress, at the state level, and in various foreign countries on religious freedom issues.