Enhancing the Diplomat’s Toolkit: Best Practices in Advancing International Religious Freedom

Although diplomats are working on the frontlines of governmental efforts to address global religious freedom violations, they often are not provided with the training or resources they need to effectively remedy these situations. Drawing from research and from personal experience, veteran diplomats and religious freedom advocates will share their practices and insights into tactics, mechanisms, strategies, and resources for advancing international religious freedom.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Andrew Bennett, Senior Fellow, Religious Freedom Institute; Programme Director, Cardus Law; and former Canadian Ambassador for Religious Freedom.
  • Thomas Farr, President, Religious Freedom Institute and founding Director of the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom.
  • Jeremy Barker, Senior Program Officer, International Religious Freedom Policy Action Team, Religious Freedom Institute.

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The Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving broad acceptance of religious liberty as a fundamental human right, the cornerstone of a successful society, and a source of national and international security. It promotes religious freedom for all people throughout the world regardless of creed or conviction.


Jul 25 2018


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Religious Freedom Institute, 1050 30th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, 20007, United States