“Strategies of Advocacy for International Religious Freedom”

Fall 2012 Journal Issue: Guest-edited by Dr. Allen D. Hertzke, Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma; Contributors include Tony Blair, Michael Bourdeaux, Angela Wu Howard, Ziya Meral, Judd Birdsall, Thomas Farr, Greg Mitchell, Liora Danan, Leonard Leo, Don Argue, Felice Gaer, Stephen Colecchi, Zainab Al-Suwaij, and Chris Seiple.

Issue-launch Event Video: “International Religious Freedom Advocacy: Peril and Promise,” featuring Allen D. Hertzke, October 23, 2012, Army-Navy Club, Washington, DC.

Model Syllabus: Co-authored by Allen Hertzke, Thomas Farr, Jason Pudlo, and Dennis R. Hoover.

“The Rise of Shari’a: Implications for Democracy and Human Rights”

Winter 2012 Journal Issue: Guest-edited by Dr. Robert W. Hefner, Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University; Contributors include Nathan J. Brown, Frank E. Vogel, M. Hakan Yavuz, Bahman Baktiari, Thomas J. Barfield, Muhammad Qasim Zaman, and Robert Hefner.

Issue-launch Event Video: “Shari’a, Democracy, and Human Rights: Debates and Policy Implications,” featuring Robert W. Hefner, February 6, 2013, Army-Navy Club, Washington, DC.

Model Syllabus: Co-authored by Robert W. Hefner and Dennis R. Hoover

“Religious Fredom in the Study and Practice of U.S. Foreign Policy”

Spring 2013 Journal Issue (10th Anniversary Issue): Guest-edited by Chris Seiple, President of the Institute for Global Engagement and Founder of The Review of Faith & International Affairs; Contributors include Andrew Preston, Philip Seib, Eric Patterson, Daniel Philpott, Katherine Marshall, Amy E. Black, Virginia Farris, Brett Scharffs, Eugene K.B. Tan, Sondos Asem, Tahir Mahmood, Minhas Majeed Khan, and Robert Joustra.

Issue-launch Event Video: “Religious Freedom and the “3 Ds” of American National Power: Diplomacy, Development, Defense,” a panel featuring Chris Seiple, Liora Danan, Kent Hill, and Kenneth Sampson, April 23, 2013, Army-Navy Club, Washington, DC.

Model Syllabus: Co-authored by Chris Seiple and Dennis Hoover.

“Religious Freedom Research in East and Southeast Asia”

Summer 2013 Journal Issue: Guest-edited by Dr. Stephen Bailey (Simpson University) and Dr. Jiexia Zhai Autry (IGE); Contributors include Fenggang Yang, Robert Hefner, Mathews Mathew, Jayeel Serrano Cornelio, Mikael Gravers, James F. Lewis, Stephen Bailey, and Kevin Cooney.

Issue-launch Event Video: “Religious Freedom Research and the Future of Asian Studies,” featuring Stephen Bailey and Jiexia Zhai Autry, September 9, 2013, Pepperdine University’s Washington, DC Campus.

Model Syllabus: Co-authored by Stephen Bailey, Jiexia Zhai Autry, and Dennis R. Hoover.


This unique series builds on IGE’s decade-plus record of creating multi-faith, multi-discipline forums for intellectual exchange and relationship building among scholars, policy makers, religious leaders, journalists, and others actively engaged in contemporary global affairs. This series is made possible in part through a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The views expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.