April 2017 Faith & International Affairs Conference Call

April 2017 Faith & International Affairs Conference Call

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"Developments in Muslim Support for Religious Freedom"

Please join us on Tuesday April 25, 1:00pm EST for the next installment in the Institute for Global Engagement’s Faith & International Affairs Conference Call Series. The call will feature Dr. Jennifer Bryson, who will be speaking on "Developments in Muslim Support for Religious Freedom." Dr. Bryson is co-founder, with Asma Uddin, of the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom (CIRF), where she serves as Director of Operations and Development. She is also a member of the Advisory Council of IGE's Center for Women, Faith & Leadership. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in Arabic and Islamic Studies, from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. From late 2001-2008 she worked for the U.S. Department of Defense. Her assignments included strategic outreach to media and civil society institutions in Egypt and Yemen, working at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and serving on the Policy staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. While working for DIA, from 2004 - 2006 she was an interrogator at Guantanamo. From 2009 - 2014 she was Director of the Islam and Civil Society Project at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ and from 2014-2016 she was founding Director at the Zephyr Institute in Palo Alto, CA. 

To join the discussion, please email Ms. Meagan Carner (mcarner@globalengage.org) and provide your first name, last name, affiliation, and number from which you will be calling, after which point the dial-in number and conference code will be sent to you. This invitation is transferable, so please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who you think might be interested in the topic or the series. However, please note that an RSVP is required for each individual in advance of the call in order to participate.

About the Institute for Global Engagement’s Faith & International Affairs Conference Call Series – The Faith & International Conference Call series brings together government and religious leaders, policy makers, scholars, and thinkers to educate and inform on issues at the nexus of religion and global affairs. The series offers callers an open and welcoming forum for discussion on critical global issues where religion plays a key role. Conference calls typically feature 20 minutes of opening statements from the experts, and up to 40 minutes for questions from callers. Audio recordings and supplemental readings are archived and made available for download following the conference call on the IGE website's media library.