Summer Seminar: Religion and US Foreign Policy
Held June 14-26, 2009, the "Summer Seminar: Religion and US Foreign Policy" focused on the issues at intersection between religion and US foreign policy. Drawing on the expertise of guest lecturers, participants considered the promotion of religious freedom, relations with religiously defined states, and development policy. The participants also looked at the way US foreign policy has been shaped by evangelical, Catholic, and Jewish influences. The program was organized by Peter Berger and part of an annual intensive summer program on religion and world affairs hosted by Boston University's Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs and funded through a grant from the Henry Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs.