Additional items from Jan. 2011–Oct. 20112
David M. Smolin spoke at the BACHE Forum on Alabama’s Immigration Law, cosponsored by UAB and Samford University on Feb. 9. The title of his talk was "Alabama’s HB 56 in Constitutional and National Perspective."
On Feb. 10, Professor Smolin was the keynote speaker at a session titled "The Right to be Treated with Integrity" at The Fred Gray Civil Rights Symposium at Faulkner Law School.
On Sept. 26, Professor Smolin presented "The Theology of Adoption and Orphans: A Response to the Evangelical Christian Adoption and Orphan Care Movement" at Samford University’s Faculty Shop Talk series.
From Oct. 8–9, Professor Smolin participated as an independent expert to an expert group on the financial aspects of inter-country adoption under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The meetings were held at the offices of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference, in The Hague, Netherlands.
On Oct. 19, Professor Smolin gave the keynote plenary address, "An Inside Critique of the Evangelical Christian Adoption and Orphan Care Movement," at the 7th Biennial Adoption Conference at St. John’s University in New York City. Professor Smolin also led the breakout session, "Identifying, Understanding, and Assisting Victims of Abusive Adoption Practices," at the conference.
On Oct. 20, Professor Smolin gave a presentation to an adoption forum, "The Impact of Chinese and other International Adoption Practices in Relation to Birth Families, Abandonments, and Searches," cosponsored by FCCNY (Friends of Children of China, New York) and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute of New York University, held at New York University.
On Oct. 22, Professor Smolin spoke regarding the theology and practice of adoption for the convocation program at Samford University.