Religion and Foreign Policy

2019 Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop

CFR hosted the Thirteenth Annual Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop on June 25 and 26 in New York. The workshop brought together over 125 congregational and lay leaders, scholars of religion, and representatives of faith-based organizations from across the country to examine pressing international issues of concern to members of the religious community.
2019 Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop

Opening Session: A Conversation With Sam Brownback

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U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Sam Brownback discusses international religious freedom with Elizabeth Dias.

Plenary I: Social Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

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C. D. Glin, Andrew Small, and Jen Spies evaluate equity, development, and innovation in sub-Saharan Africa, with Michelle D. Gavin moderating.

Plenary II: U.S. Involvement in the Middle East

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Steven A. Cook, Bernard A. Haykel, and Ariane M. Tabatabai discuss U.S. involvement in the Middle East, with Trudy S. Rubin moderating.

Plenary III: Combating Climate Change

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Jason Bordoff, Brenda Ekwurzel, and Kanta Kumari Rigaud analyze climate change and environmental management, with Karenna Gore moderating.

View the 2019 Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop Agenda (PDF).

Opening reception
Opening reception
Networking
Networking
Conference question
Conference question
Plenary session
Plenary session