IGE is pleased to announce Dr. Stephen Bailey as Laos Program Officer. He has served as a Senior Associate for IGE in Laos since 2002. Dr. Bailey will work to create partnerships and practical agreements between governmental and religious communities that promote a culturally-owned and legally protected religious freedom which contributes to social and political stability in Laos.

Dr. Bailey was involved in relief and development work in Thailand and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic for 17 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary (2002). He served as Associate Director of the International Fellowship of Alliance Professionals from 2006 to 2009. Since 2001 he has been Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies and Director of the Alliance Graduate School of Intercultural Studies at Alliance Theological Seminary. Stephen has been married to Jacqui since 1983. They have four children and live in Valley Cottage, New York.