The Roots of Faith in Public Service: A Conversation with EJ Dionne and Tim Shriver

On Wednesday, March 18, 2009, the Berkley Center and Georgetown's Public Policy Institute sponsored a conversation between non-profit leader and Washington Post 'On Faith' columnist Tim Shriver and Georgetown faculty member E.J. Dionne. They discussed the role of faith in their lives as they charted their own careers in public service. More generally, they also considered the roles of faith and service in the education of youth, public policy leaders and foreign policy decision makers today.

Dr. Shriver is the Chairman of Special Olympics, where he has served for 11 years and grown the organization by 1.5 million new athletes around the world. In his column, Religion From the Heart, he explores how the inner life of faith matters in our sense of self, in our relationships and in the public square. Dr. Dionne is a columnist for the Washington Post, faculty member at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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