Religion and Foreign Policy: A Transatlantic Comparison

From Myanmar to the Middle East, religion is playing an increasingly large role in international affairs and foreign policy decision-making. A report by the German Marshall Fund’s Transatlantic Academy, Faith, Freedom, and Foreign Policy: Challenges for the Transatlantic Community, highlighted this trend. This event examined how religion and religious actors impact and influence politics and foreign policy in North America, Europe, and Europe's neighborhood.
A panel of experts, including some of the report authors, discussed the role of religion in liberal international order; Russian foreign policy; President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s transformation of Turkey; ISIS; Islamism and challenges to the liberal order; and how EU and U.S. foreign policies deal with threats to religious minorities.

This event was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the Transatlantic Academy.

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