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USCIRF Congratulates Chairman Young on Appt. To Brown v. Board of Ed. Anniversary Body

January 30, 2002

Lawrence J. Goodrich, Communications Director, (202) 523-3240, ext. 27

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent government agency advising the Administration and Congress, issued congratulations today to its Chair, Michael K. Young, on his appointment to the Brown v. Board of Education 50th Anniversary Commission. Dean Young was appointed by the Chief Justice of the United States, William H. Rehnquist.

"This appointment is further recognition of Dean Young's commitment to human rights both at home and abroad," said Ambassador Charles Stith, a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom executive committee.

The Brown v. Board of Education commission was created by Congress (P.L. 107-41) to conduct public education initiatives and coordinate anniversary observances.

Michael K. Young is currently serving his second term on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and will serve as Chair until May 2002. Dean and Lobingier Professor of Comparative Law and Jurisprudence at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., he is also a member of the Committee on International Judicial Relations of the Judicial Conference of the United States. He served as a law clerk to then-Supreme Court Justice Rehnquist in 1977.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to monitor the status of freedom of thought, conscience, and religion or belief abroad, as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and related international instruments, and to give independent policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and the Congress." src="https://www.uscirf.org/images/layout/subbottomtext1.gif" />

Michael K. Young,Chair
  • Felice D. GaerFiruz KazemzadehRichard D. LandBishop William Francis MurphyLeila Nadya SadatNina SheaThe Hon. Charles R. StithThe Hon. Shirin Tahir-KheliSteven T. McFarland,Executive Director