This event occurred on February 25, 2008
The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs
This event was the first in a series of three symposia on religious freedom on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Act of 1998, which mandated the promotion of religious liberty around the world as an element of US foreign policy. This first symposium addressed the origins of US IRF policy in both domestic politics and international developments. Subsequent symposia, held in April and October 2008, discussed the development of that policy to date and its possible future directions. The seminar series was supported by the Luce/SFS Program on Religion and International Affairs and the Institute for Global Engagement.
The Social, Economic, and Political Impact of Religious Liberty Worldwide
Jose Casanova, Georgetown University
Daniel Philpott, University of Notre Dame
Brian Grim, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Thomas Farr, Georgetown University (moderator)