Keynote Speakers

Bradford Wilcox

Bradford Wilcox

Bradford Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, and a member of the James Madison Society at Princeton University.

He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. at Princeton University. Prior to coming to the University of Virginia, he held research fellowships at Princeton University, Yale University and the Brookings Institution.

Mr. Wilcox’s research focuses on marriage, parenthood, and cohabitation, and on the ways that gender, religion, and children influence the quality and stability of American marriages and family life. His research has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC News, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Boston Globe, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, CBS News, NBC’s The Today Show, and on NPR.

 

Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse

Janice Shaw Crouse

Janice Shaw Crouse, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute, the think tank for Concerned Women for America, is a recognized authority on national and international issues. She has debated at the Oxford Union, the world's oldest debating society, and speaks widely on a variety of topics, including cultural, family, children’s and women’s concerns, including sex trafficking, the United Nations, and U.S. domestic issues. Alongside Chuck Colson as Man of the Year, she was the Centers for Decency 2008 Woman of the Year. She has twice served the President as an official delegate the United Nations (2002 and 2003). Her book, Children at Risk (2010) and her book, Marriage Matters (2012), were released by Transaction Publishers, the publisher of record for international social science research. She is a weekly columnist and a popular speaker at national and international events. She serves on the boards of Asbury University and the Howard Center; she is chairman of the board for the Institute on Religion and Democracy. She also serves on four national Task Forces and Coalitions on national and international issues: Against Sexual Trafficking, Against Abuse of Women, Promoting Human Rights, and Promoting Religious Freedom.

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Miriam Grossman

Miriam Grossman

Miriam Grossman MD is a practicing physician, author, public speaker, and media commentator. She is known internationally for her courage in breaking ranks and calling foul on the Sexuality Education industry. She has been on over 200 radio, news, and television shows. She has lectured at the British House of Lords and the United Nations Council on the Status of Women.

Dr Grossman speaks to parents, students, educators, policy makers and health professionals on the importance of childhood innocence, and the dangers of a powerful sex education lobby that promotes sexual license instead of sexual health.

Dr Grossman graduated with honors from Bryn Mawr College and from New York University Medical School. She completed an internship in pediatrics at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, and a residency in psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital – Cornell University Medical College, followed by a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the same institution. Dr Grossman is board certified in psychiatry and in the sub-specialty of child and adolescent psychiatry.

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Patrick F. Fagan, Ph. D.

Patrick F. Fagan, Ph. D.

Patrick F. Fagan, Ph. D. is a Senior Fellow at the Family and Religion at the Family Research Council and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute, Washington, D.C. since October 2007. He examines the relationship between sexuality, marriage and religious practice and America’s social and economic strengths and weaknesses. Prior to coming to FRC he was the William H.G. FitzGerald Senior Fellow in Family and Cultural Issues at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC since 1994. Since 1984 Fagan has worked in public policy, in the US Senate, then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Community Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for President George H.W. Bush. He practiced clinical psychology as a child, family, and marriage therapist in Canada, before relocating to Washington, DC. He is a native of Ireland and trained as a psychologist at University College Dublin, and later received his doctorate there also. He is married to Theresa (nee Gallagher) and they have eight children.
Web site: www.marri.us

 

Bob McCoskrie

Bob McCoskrie

Q&A Moderator

Bob McCoskrie has a Masters degree in Commerce, is a qualified teacher, and lectured in a tertiary institute in accounting and tax law before becoming a community and school based social worker in South Auckland in 1990.

In 1994, he set up the Papatoetoe Adolescent Christian Trust (PACT) working with at-risk youth and their families in schools and the South Auckland community. In 1996 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace.

In 2002, he joined the Rhema Broadcasting Group as Breakfast / Talkback Host on their nationwide radio programme, and Television presenter on their Current Affairs show “N-Zone Focus”.

In 2006 he established Family First NZ, and is the National Director. Family First has quickly become a household name, advocating on behalf of families, and speaking common sense and values into a number of family issues in New Zealand. Bob is married to Tina and they have 3 children aged 15, 11 and 8.

 

Karl Faase

Karl Faase

Q&A Moderator

Karl Faase is the Senior Pastor at Gymea Baptist Church in Sydney's southern suburbs and is one of the most experienced Christian radio and television presenters in Australia. His “Daily Nudge” radio spots are played around Australia, UK & France. Karl's television shows such as “Face to Face”, “The Mens Series” & “The Family Series” are regularly featured on Christian cable stations in several nations including Australia, NZ, South Korea and UK. Karl’s media organization, Olive Tree media, is currently developing a new series “Towards Belief”.

He was the co founder & past Executive Director of the Australian Arrow Leadership Development Program, he finished in the role December 2010. Arrow is a national leadership development program for emerging Christian leaders across Australia. Karl is on the boards of Samaritans Purse, BGEA Australia, Christian Television Australia & Sydney Prayer Breakfast.

Karl was the co-founder of the Media Project, “Jesus. All about life”, a high profile media campaign featured across much of Australia on free to air TV. Karl regularly speaks across Australia.

 

Paige Patterson

Paige Patterson

As the eighth president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Paige Patterson brings to the position three decades of experience in the education of pastors and missionaries. After 17 years as president of The Criswell College in Dallas, he served for 11 years as president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. The focus of Dr. Patterson's leadership is an intense commitment to evangelism and the task of global missions, based on a foundational component of demanding research and rigorous academic preparation.

 

 

The Hon John Anderson AO

John Anderson

The Hon John Anderson AO, MA (Syd) lives in north-west NSW, farming crops and cattle. His family have been graziers and landowners in northern New South Wales since the 1840s. John is well-known as a politician of deep Christian conviction and integrity. He served Australia faithfully for nineteen years as the Member for Gwydir in the Federal Parliament, holding various ministerial portfolios including six years as Deputy Prime Minister. John is passionate about his Christian faith and Christian mission and is in demand as a speaker nationally and internationally in churches, and Christian groups. He addresses issues of concern such as ‘Christian Freedoms and the West: can we take them for granted’. He is Patron for Scripture Union in Queensland and is strongly committed to strengthening Christian marriage with the family as the fundamental unit of society – focusing on parenting in general and fathering in particular. John is also the chairman of Overseas Council Australia which invests in strategic evangelical Bible colleges throughout the developing world. He and his wife Julia have four adult children.

Professor Ian Harper

Ian Harper

Ian Harper is one of Australia’s best known economists. He has worked closely with governments, banks, corporates and leading professional services firms at the highest level. As a member of the celebrated Wallis Inquiry, he was at the forefront of financial market reform in Australia.

In August 2008, Ian left academic life to become a Director of the former Access Economics, following a 25-year career, including 16 years in various roles at the Melbourne Business School. In recognition of his service to the University of Melbourne, Ian was elected Emeritus Professor on his departure.

More recently, he joined Deloitte Access Economics as a Partner when Deloitte acquired Access Economics in March 2011.

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Patrick Parkinson

Patrick Parkinson

Patrick Parkinson is a Professor of Law at the University of Sydney, Australia, and the President of the International Society of Family Law. He is a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. His books include Australian Family Law in Context (5th ed, 2012), Family Law and the Indissolubility of Parenthood (2011), Tradition and Change in Australian Law (4th ed, 2010), The Voice of a Child in Family Law Disputes (with Judy Cashmore, 2008), Child Sexual Abuse and the Churches (2nd ed, 2003) and Principles of Equity (editor, 2nd ed., 2003). Prof. Parkinson served from 2004-2007 as Chairperson of the Family Law Council, an advisory body to the federal Attorney- General, and also chaired a review of the Child Support Scheme in 2004-05 which led to the enactment of major changes to the Child Support Scheme. He is Special Counsel at Watts McCray Lawyers, a specialist firm of family lawyers located in Sydney and Canberra, and a Consultant to the International Family Law Group in London.

Dr. Ted Baehr

Ted Baehr

Good News Communications, Inc.
Camarillo, California

Founder of Good News Communications, Inc., dba MOVIEGUIDE® and the Christian Film & Television Commission® ministry, Dr. Ted Baehr is an internationally renowned speaker, lecturer, media scholar, film critic, and educator. Dr. Baehr has written numerous books, including: How To Succeed In Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul) (WorldNetDaily), Amazing Grace of Freedom (New Leaf; The Culture-Wise Family (Regal); Narnia Beckons (Broadman & Holman); Frodo And Harry: The Lord Of The Rings Versus Harry Potter (Crossway); What Can We Watch Tonight? (Zondervan); Faith In God And The Generals (Broadman & Holman); The Media-Wise Family (Chariot Victor); Getting The Word Out (Harper & Row); and, The Christian Family Guide To Movies & Video Vol. I & II (Nelson). Dr. Baehr also writes a syndicated column for 29 publications nationwide. Baehr graduated summa cum laude in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College, attended Cambridge University, the University of Bordeaux & Toulouse, and the University of Munich, graduated from New York University School of Law, and finished his theological studies at the Institute of Theology at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He has been on the board since it started in 1978.

 

 
 

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