Foreign Policy Practitioners Interview Series
Religion is an increasingly important dimension of U.S. 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. During 2009 and 2010 Berkley Center Senior Fellow Thomas Farr, a career diplomat and founding director of the State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom, conducted a series of interviews with key foreign policy practitioners in this area with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation. The focus is on their professional trajectory, the role of faith in their outlook, and their views of the challenges and opportunities facing U.S. diplomacy into the future.