Dr. Chris Seiple, President of the Institute for Global Engagement, has been asked to participate in the State Department’s online video series “Conversations with America.” On 23 January, 2012, Dr. Seiple will join U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook for an hour webcast focusing on “Religion and Foreign Policy.” The discussion will be moderated by Cheryl Benton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, and will be available to view on DipNote, the Department of State’s official blog on January 25. Members of the general public are invited to participate by submitting questions in the comments section of the DipNote entry, some of which will be selected for response during the broadcast.

Conversations with America is organized by the Bureau of Public Affairs at the State Department. It is an online video series featuring live interviews between the leaders of nongovernmental organizations and the State Department’s leadership. These conversations aim to provide candid views of the ways in which private sector leaders from the foreign affairs community are engaging the Department on pressing foreign policy issues. Launched by the Bureau of Public Affairs in 2010, the videos are aired online on State.gov and the Department of State’s official blog, DipNote. The videos are available for replay from Apple iTunes video podcasts.