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Religion and Foreign Policy: A Transatlantic Dialogue

On May 15, the religion, policy and politics project at Brookings will co-host an event with George Mason University and City University London to discuss how and when religion is relevant to foreign policy. Featuring remarks from State Department Special Advisor Shaun Casey and Merete Bilde, advisor at the European Union’s External Action Service, participants will explore various approaches to religious engagement in diplomacy, international religious freedom, and differences between U.S. and European approaches to these issues.

Brookings Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne will offer opening remarks. George Mason’s Peter Mandaville and City University London’s Sara Silvestri will present the findings of recent transatlantic conferences on the topic. The event will be moderated by Brookings Senior Fellow William Galston.

After the panel we will take questions from the audience.




Shaun Casey

Special Advisor to the Secretary of State - U.S. Department of State

Peter Mandaville

Former Brookings Expert

Professor of International Affairs, Schar School of Policy and Government - George Mason University

Director, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies - George Mason University

Senior Research Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs - Georgetown University

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