The top three Devotionals/Forums to see this semester

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Elders and Sisters attend their Tuesday evening devotional in the Marriott Center this summer to accommodate the larger number of missionaries. Photo by Elliott Miller
The Marriott Center holds weekly devotionals or forums, open to all students and faculty.

Tuesday Devotionals and Forums are a highlight in many students’ week. Each semester, BYU’s calendar is always filled with excellent speakers for Devotionals and Forums, and this semester is no exception.

Here are three (in order of occurrence) that shouldn’t be missed:

  1. Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, will speak at the Oct. 21 forum. Nasr is a leading authority on Islamic and Middle Eastern politics. Read his Johns Hopkins faculty biography here, and follow him on Twitter @vali_nasr. Here you can read Nasr’s take on Iraq-Iran relations.

2.   At the Forum on Nov. 18, Governor Mitt Romney will address the BYU community. Mitt Romney, a member of the LDS Church,       is best known for his 2012 presidential campaign against President Barack Obama. He was the chair of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Follow him on Twitter @MittRomney, and read this New York Times profile from September.

3.  The final Devotional of the semester will be delivered by Elder Erich W. Kopischke of the First Quorum of the Seventy. Elder             Kopischke is from Elmshorn, Germany, and much of his Church service has been Europe. He has served on the First Quorum         of the Seventy since March of 2007.

A full schedule of Devotionals and Forums can be found at calendar.byu.edu.

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