Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Two Appointed As USCIRF Commissioners

In a press release yesterday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom announced the appointment of Dr. Daniel I. Mark, assistant professor of political science at Villanova University, to the Commission for a two-year term.  In addition, Dr. Robert P. George, currently Chairman of the Commission, was reappointed for an additional two-year term.  Both appointments were made by House Speaker John Boehner.  Dr. Mark replaces outgoing Commissioner Elliott Abrams. Chairman George has a post on Mirror of Justice blog indicating that Dr. Mark was a student of his at Princeton University, and says that Mark's Ph.D. thesis defense "was the most brilliant I have witnessed in twenty-nine years of teaching."