"What's religion got to do with foreign policy?" That's the question to be addressed Monday afternoon at Washington University in St. Louis, and the speaker, Shaun Casey, is in a position to know. He is the senior official addressing religious affairs at the Department of State—and just completed a tour of five refugee resettlement centers across the United States. Six of the nine partners operating those centers are faith-based organizations—groups like Catholic Charities, HIAS and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services,
Casey is speaking at Washington University on Monday April 25, at 6 pm in the Women's Building Formal Lounge. Admission is free and the talk will be preceded by a reception beginning at 5 pm. Click here for additional information and registration. The talk is part of a daylong symposium on religion and public policy co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center and Washington University.
Casey is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School with a Master of Divinity Degree and a Doctor of Theology in Religion and Society. He also earned a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University with a concentration in International Security. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Abilene Christian University. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and served as chair of its Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for American Progress and a subject matter expert in religion at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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