Can religious convictions promote a more moral foreign policy? Do they lead to fanaticism, or do they encourage a new realism about the forces shaping the choices that confront the United States?
The question of religion and its role in policy choices—particularly as those choices relate to nation-building and democratization—has long found itself at the heart of debates about foreign aid, economic sanctions, and military intervention.
Brookings and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life will host a panel discussion October 15 that will include several co-authors of a new book from the Brookings Institution Press, Liberty and Power: A Dialogue on Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy in an Unjust World. Panelists will take questions from the audience.
FATHER BRYAN HEHIR
President, Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Boston; Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life, Harvard University
Syndicated columnist, Washington Post
WALTER RUSSELL MEAD
Henry Kissinger Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America’s Grand Strategy in a World at Risk
Executive Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Anwar Sadat Professor of Peace and Development, University of Maryland; Author, The Stakes: America and the Middle East
Register online at www.pewforum.org, or by calling (202) 955-5075.