Rod Dreher is an author and journalist whose best-selling books have been translated into 12 languages. He is a leading commentator on the relationship between Christianity and public life. He is a senior editor at The American Conservative, where he writes a popular blog about religion, culture, and politics, and he publishes often in other journals. In 2017, his best-selling book "The Benedict Option" was described by The New York Times as "the most important religious book of the decade." In 2019, his book "Live Not By Lies," a warning about what he regards as the coming soft totalitarianism, became another bestseller in the United States. It has to date sold over 120,000 copies, and has been or will be translated into at least eight languages, including Slovak. He dedicated the book to the memory of Father Tomislav Kolakovic, the founder of the Slovak underground church. Dreher has been living in Central Europe this summer as a visiting fellow at Budapest's Danube Institute. This is his second appearance at Bratislava Hanus Days. He is an Orthodox Christian who lives with his wife and children in Louisiana.
Gabriele Kuby is a German author and international speaker on the global sexual revolution and Christian spirituality. She studied sociology in the late 1960ies at the Free University of Berlin and Konstanz, where she obtained a Masters Degree. Her conversion to Catholic faith in 1997 opened her eyes for the dangers of the sexual revolution. Her first critical analysis of the ideology of gender appeared in 2006. So far she has published twelve books. The Global Sexual Revolution – Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom has been translated into eleven languages. Pope Benedict XVIth calls her “a brave warrior against ideologies that ultimately result in the destruction of man.”
Mark Regnerus is a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and a senior fellow at the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture. His main fields of interest are sexual behavior, relationship dynamics, and religion. His article "Sex is Cheap"was the ninth-most downloaded article at Slate in 2011.His books include Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think about Marrying, Forbidden Fruit: Sex and Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers,and Cheap Sex: The Transformation of Men, Marriage, and Monogamy,all published by Oxford University Press. He and his wife Deeann have three children.