Religious Freedom & Foreign Policy

On April 16, 2015, the British Council, the Religion Newswriters Foundation, the Center on Religion and the Professions at Missouri School of Journalism, Lancaster University (UK), and the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute assembled a panel of experts for a lively dialogue about the role of religious freedom in foreign policy.


  • Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, Chair, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Michael De Dora, Director of Public Policy, Center for Inquiry; President, United Nations NGO Committee on Freedom of Religion or Belief
  • Brian Pellot,┬áDirector of Global Strategy, Religion News Service
  • Nina Shea, Esq, Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute

Professor Linda Woodhead of Lancaster University, United Kingdom

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