Professor John Inazu Book Release

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and the Washington University Law School are pleased to announce an event in celebration of John Inazu’s latest book, Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect, to be published by Zondervan in April 2024. John Inazu is the Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis.

John Hendrix, the Kenneth E. Hudson Professor of Art and Chair, MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture at the Washington University Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts and the illustrator of Learning to Disagree, will introduce the book.

Peter Boumgarden, Director of the Koch Family Center for Family Enterprise at the Washington University in St. Louis Olin School of Business, will moderate a panel discussion with:

Jennifer Duncan – Professor of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Director of Pediatric Fellow Core Curriculum, and Director of Wellness for Graduate Medical Education at Washington University School of Medicine.

Penina Acayo Laker – Assistant Professor in the Washington University in St. Louis Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts.

Frank Lovett – Professor of Political Science, Professor of Philosophy (by courtesy), Director of Undergraduate Studies in Political Science, and Director of Legal Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Inazu is also the author of Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly (Yale University Press, 2012) and Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference (University of Chicago Press, 2016). He is co-editor (with Tim Keller) of Uncommon Ground: Living Faithfully in a World of Difference (Thomas Nelson, 2020). Inazu is also the founder of The Carver Project and the Legal Vocation Fellowship and a Senior Fellow with Interfaith America, where he co-directs (with Eboo Patel) the Newbigin Fellows.

This event is free and open to all. Your RSVP to is appreciated and allows us to contact you with event and parking information. Local bookseller Left Bank Books will have books for purchase. We hope you will join us for a reception with all event attendees immediately following the discussion.