EVENT: March 20 U.S. Foreign Policy and International Religious Freedom

February 28, 2017


Please join us on March 20 for the launch of U.S. Foreign Policy and International Religious Freedom: Recommendations for the Trump Administration and the U.S. Congress, a new Policy Brief co-published by the Religious Freedom Institute and the Institute for Global Engagement.

Monday March 20, 2017
Kennedy Caucus Room (SR-325)
Russell Senate Office Building
Light refreshments served

The Brief will be presented by its co-authors, Tom Farr of RFI and Dennis Hoover of IGE. This will be followed by responses from Members of Congress and other advocates and scholars of religious freedom.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Senator Bob Corker, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman, Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Congressman Trent Franks, Co-Chairman, Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus
  • Congressman Francis Rooney, Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Congressman Bill Flores, Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Frank Wolf, Former Congressman and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative
  • Kristina Arriaga de Bucholz, Commissioner at U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom
  • Andrew Bennett, former Canadian Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, senior fellow at Cardus, Senior Research Fellow of the Religious Freedom Research Project at Georgetown University

Past administrations, both Republican and Democrat, have started very slowly in implementing international religious freedom policy. Regrettably they have also had very limited success in addressing the alarming increase in religious persecution, radicalization, and violence around the world. The Trump Administration has an opportunityat low cost, to make a major contribution to religious freedom for all—and at the same time advance America’s interests in national security, international stability, fundamental human rights, and economic growth worldwide.

RSVP required:

To register please visit: http://bit.ly/IRFmarch20
or contact: Mr. Jeremy Barker,

The event is co-sponsored by the Religious Freedom Institute and the Institute for Global Engagement, in partnership with the International Religious Freedom Roundtable.