FACULTY LEADERThomas Farr
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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The International Religious Freedom Act: Ten Years Later
In October 1998 Congress passed, and President Clinton signed, the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA). The IRFA mandated the promotion of religious liberty around the world as a central element of American foreign policy. In 2008 three symposia at Georgetown examined the origins and promise (February 25), performance (April 21), and future (October 10) of IRF policy. Experts from across the spectrum of American public life—scholars, policymakers, activists, and journalists—as well as informed officials and observers from around the globe, addressed the strengths, the weaknesses, and the prospects of a policy designed to advance international religious freedom.
International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University
Council for America's First Freedom, Richmond, Virginia
Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC
Religious Liberties Practice Group of The Federalist Society, Washington, DC
Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, Hartford, Connecticut
Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY
The series was also made possible in part through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs.