Roundtable on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy

Staff: Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy
December 1, 2006 - Present

Made possible by the generosity of the Henry Luce Foundation. Areas to be addressed in roundtables would, depending to some degree on events, include topics such as the role of religion in U.S.-Iranian relations, religion and identity in the Caucasus, Turkey and the West, trends in Hindu nationalism, Islam and democracy in Indonesia, and a look at the activities of American evangelicals in Africa.

Meetings

A Conversation with the Archbishop of Canterbury

Speaker: Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
Presider: Walter Russell Mead, Council on Foreign Relations
January 27, 2010

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Roundtable on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Religion and Globalization - Is Conflict Inevitable?

Speaker: Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom
Presider: Walter Russell Mead, Council on Foreign Relations
May 19, 2009

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Roundtable on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Pentecostalism in South Africa

Speakers: Peter L. Berger, Boston University, Ann Bernstein, Centre for Development and Enterprise
Presider: Walter Russell Mead, Council on Foreign Relations
September 4, 2008

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Roundtable on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Hindu Activism in India and America - Implications for U.S.-India Relations

Speakers: Walter Andersen, Associate Director, South Asian Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Ram Madhav, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Aseem Shukla, Hindu American Foundation
Presider: Luis Lugo, Director, The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
April 22, 2008

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Roundtable on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Islamic Reform in Turkey - Reinterpreting the Hadith

Speakers: Mustafa Akyol, Turkish Daily News, Steven A. Cook, Douglas Dillon Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
March 20, 2008

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Roundtable on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Islam and Democracy in Nigeria - A Conversation with the Sultan of Sokoto

Speakers: His Eminence Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, III, The Sultan of Sokoto, Federal Republic of Nigeria, John Campbell, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, U.S. Embassy - Abuja, Princeton N. Lyman, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 7, 2007

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Roundtable on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Pakistan

Speakers: Stephen Cohen, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, Husain Haqqani, Director, Department of International Relations, Boston University, Daniel S. Markey, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
Presider: Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations
October 30, 2007

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Roundtable on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: Political Islam in Turkey

Speakers: Steven A. Cook, Douglas Dillon Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations, Hakan Yavuz, Political Science Department, University of Utah
Presider: Timothy Samuel Shah, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Religion and Foreign Policy, The Council on Foreign Relations
June 4, 2007

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