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Thomas F. Farr is director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and a visiting associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. A former American diplomat and leading authority on international religious freedom, Farr has published widely,...

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Both the practice and analysis of US foreign policy has traditionally marginalized religious questions. With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkley Center explores the role of religion in US policy. This program gives special attention to issues of human rights and international religious freedom.

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Foreign Policy Practitioners Interview Series

Religion is an increasingly important dimension of US foreign policy. Since the passage of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act, issues of religious liberty have been incorporated into the mechanics of American diplomacy -- with mixed results. Berkley Center Senior Fellow Thomas Farr, a career diplomat and founding director of the State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom, is conducting a series of interviews with key foreign policy practitioners in this area. The focus is on their professional trajectory, the role of faith in their outlook, and their views of the challenges and opportunities facing US diplomacy into the future.

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A Discussion with Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

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A Discussion with Robert A. Seiple, First US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom

October 29, 2009

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