ALAN BROWNSTEIN is Professor of Law, University of California, Davis. He is a well respected lecturer who has presented numerous academic and popular talks on various legal subjects dealing with affirmative action, hate speech, censorship, and religious liberty. Dr. Brownstein has written extensively on free speech and other first amendment issues, and his publications have appeared in numerous law reviews. His latest publication, "The Hybrid Nature of Political Rights" (with Vicram Amar) will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Stanford Law Review. Dr. Brownstein was awarded the 1995 Law School Distinguished Teaching Award and is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.
STANLEY CARLSON-THIES is Director of Social Policy Studies at the Center for Public Justice, a Christian public-policy research institute located in the Washington, D.C. area. He currently directs the Center's project to track the implementation and impact of the Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 federal welfare reform law. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto and has taught political science at Northwestern College ( Iowa) and Dordt College. He has edited and authored numerous works, including A Guide to Charitable Choice: The Rules of Section 104 of the 1996 Federal Welfare Law Governing State Cooperation with Faith-based Social-Service Providers; Welfare in America: Christian Perspectives on a Policy in Crisis; and A New Vision for Welfare Reform. His numerous articles have appeared in such journals as Notre Dame Journal of Law; Ethics & Public Policy; The Christian Century; Prism Magazine; and Publius: The Journal of Federalism.
SHARON DALY is Vice President for Social Policy of Catholic Charities USA. A Washington public policy analyst and lobbyist since 1978, Ms. Daly was previously Director of Government and Community Affairs at the Children's Defense Fund. Specializing in anti-poverty policies, she has also directed the Domestic Social Development Office of the U.S. Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the nation's Catholic bishops. She came to Washington after eight years of state and local experience in developing programs for low-income children, families, and senior citizens. Educated at Vassar College and Syracuse University, Ms. Daly provides overall direction to Catholic Charities USA's legislative efforts and leads its work on welfare