Please join the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security for te the first meeting of the Religion and Foreign Policy Task Force’s first meeting to take place on February 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
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In the Global Trends 2030 report, the National Intelligence Council stated that the role of religion will become increasingly prominent in international affairs and “religious ideas, actors, and institutions are likely to be increasingly influential among elites and publics globally.” When making its foreign policy, the United States must account for the role of religion in the global marketplace of ideas. But how should the United States do this.

This session, then, is intended to be a broad discussion on religion’s place in foreign-policymaking, and how the United States should account for this important trend.  

Specifically, we are looking to address:
  • How can the United States use religion to its advantage abroad?
  • How important is religion for geopolitics?
  • Are there areas where the United States can lead in regard to religion?
The Scowcroft Center would be very grateful for your participation. If you are able to participate in any capacity, please have your staff contact the project rapporteur Roxanne Cabral State Department Senior Fellow (202-778-4984.)