Luce/SFS Program Summary Report
October 25, 2012
For the past five years, the Henry R. Luce Foundation and Georgetown University have been jointly exploring
a vital but inadequately understood dimension of America’s international relations–the role of religion.
The Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs, a collaboration between the Edmund A. Walsh
School of Foreign Service and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, has supported a
wide range of teaching, research, and outreach activities. Our goal has been to provide the academic and
policymaking communities with the tools they need to better navigate the intersection of faith with global
policy challenges of diplomacy, development, democracy, and human rights.
A leading team of faculty has been a key to the program’s success. Katherine Marshall, leader of the World
Bank’s initiatives on faith, ethics, and development before coming to Georgetown, and Thomas Farr, who
previously served as the founding director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom,
have directed the Luce-supported Religion and Global Development programs and US Foreign Policy
and Religion, respectively. Eric Patterson, a former White House Fellow, has led our Government Outreach/
Short Courses for Policy Professionals program. A fourth area of Luce/SFS programming, the development
of Religion and International Affairs Networks, has been headed by Center Director Tom Banchoff and José
Casanova, a Senior Fellow and leading scholar on religion and globalization.
This report highlights major Luce/SFS activities of the past five
years, including four new courses; 28 conferences, symposia, and
seminars; 10 global workshops; 37 reports; 20 case studies; nine
film guides; 40+ briefings for military and state department officials;
200+ practitioner interviews; and a suite of online knowledge