Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call

May 10, 2006 – Present

Led by a CFR scholar and/or religious community leader, the monthly CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series gives religious and congregational leaders, scholars, and thinkers the opportunity to participate in nonpartisan, cross-denominational conversations on global issues.

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March 16, 2017

Ending South Sudan’s Civil War

Katherine Almquist Knopf discusses the ongoing violence in South Sudan and policy options for ending the civil war.

Speaker:
Katherine Almquist Knopf

Director, Africa Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University

Presider:
John Campbell

Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

February 14, 2017

Religious Freedom in the United States

John Gallagher shares perspectives on the Trump administration’s approach to religious freedom in the United States.

Speaker:
John Gallagher

Presidential Personnel Advisor, Trump Transition Team

Presider:
Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President for National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

February 8, 2017

Humanitarian Response to the Crisis in Syria

Neal Keny-Guyer discusses the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria.

Speaker:
Neal Keny-Guyer

Chief Executive Officer, Mercy Corps

Presider:
Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President for National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

January 12, 2017

Advancing Diplomatic Engagement with Religious Peacemakers

Joyce S. Dubensky and Azza Karam discuss the role of peacemakers in conflict resolution.

Speakers:
Joyce S. Dubensky

Chief Executive Officer, Tanenbaum

Azza Karam

Senior Advisor on Culture, United Nations Population Fund

Presider:
Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President for National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

December 15, 2016

U.S.-Israel Relations

Robert D. Blackwill and Philip H. Gordon discuss what the U.S. and Israeli governments can do to reframe and revive the countries’ relationship.

Speakers:
Robert D. Blackwill

Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Philip H. Gordon

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:
Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President, National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

December 7, 2016

The Future of Liberal Democracy

Shadi Hamid discusses the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and the role of identity, morality, and religion in American politics.

Speaker:
Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Presider:
Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President for National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

October 26, 2016

Combating Extremism and Islamophobia in the United States

Daisy Khan discusses community efforts to combat extremism and Islamophobia in the United States.

Speaker:
Daisy Khan

Executive Director, WISE (Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality & Equality)

Presider:
Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President for National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

September 28, 2016

Caring for Creation

Paul Douglas and Mitchell C. Hescox discuss faith, science, and responsible stewardship of the environment.

Speakers:
Paul Douglas

President and Senior Meteorologist, AerisWeather

Mitchell C. Hescox

President and CEO, Evangelical Environmental Network

Presider:
Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President for National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

August 9, 2016

The Persecution of Religious Minorities

Thomas J. Reese discusses the persecution of religious minorities around the world.

Speaker:
Thomas J. Reese

Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom; Senior Analyst, National Catholic Reporter

Presider:
Irina A. Faskianos

Vice President for National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations

June 28, 2016

Implications of the 2016 Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

Elizabeth Prodromou and Nathanael Symeonides discuss the June 2016 Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church.

Speakers:
Elizabeth H. Prodromou

Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Nathanael Symeonides

Director of the Office of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Presider:
Maria Casa

Director, National Program & Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations