RFI Speaking Engagements

Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom


 

official Ministerial Events (private)

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Kent hill, panel moderator

“Protecting Vulnerable Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Conflict and Crisis Settings,” July 17, 2019

kENT hiLL, rfi SENIOR fELLOW

Hill will moderate an official Ministerial panel, Protecting Vulnerable Religious and Ethnic Minorities in Conflict and Crisis Settings, on July 17, 2019. This session will explore how the delivery of humanitarian and development aid, underpinned by the rule of law and international norms, can better address the complex and contextual needs of religious minority groups in conflict and crisis settings.

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nILAY SAIYA, PANELIST

“Religious Freedom Implications for Business and Security,” July 17, 2019

Nilay Saiya, RFI SENIOR FELLOW

Saiya will participate at an official Ministerial panel, Religious Freedom Implications for Business and Security, on July 17, 2019. This session will focus on two broad areas: how greater religious freedom supports open markets and economic growth and how to encourage countries to promote religious freedom as part of their security efforts to counter violent extremism.


other MINISTERIAL SIDE EVENTS (public)

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Farahnaz Ispahani, Panelist

Beyond Legislation: Transnational Strategies for Countering Religious Persecution,” July 15, 2019

FARAHNAZ ISPAHANI, RFI SENIOR FELLOW

Ispahani will be alongside four other prominent panelists during a lunch conversation, Beyond Legislation: Transnational Strategies for Countering Religious Persecution, on July 15, 2019, from 12:00-1:30 PM. The event is a Ministerial side event, hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB). To RSVP, click here.

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Thomas Farr, Featured SPEAKER

Quantifying Religious Freedom: A 10-Year Global Analysis of Pew Research,” July 17, 2019

Thomas Farr, RFI president

Farr will be a featured speaker at the Ministerial side event, Quantifying Religious Freedom: A 10-Year Global Analysis of Pew Research, July 17, from 1:30-3:00 PM. The session will offer a presentation and analysis of the latest Pew data on international religious freedom, followed by responses from a panel of experts. It is hosted by Christianity Today and Institute for Global Engagement. For more information and to RSVP, email: ctglobal@christianitytoday.com.

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Ismail Royer, PANELIST

Pakistan as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) under the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA): What Now?" July 17, 2019

ISMAIL ROYER, Director of RFI Islam and REligious Freedom Action Team

Royer will speak alongside other prominent panelists at the Ministerial side event Pakistan as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) under the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA): What Now? on July 17 2019, 10:00-11:00 AM. The event is hosted by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization. For more information and to RSVP, email: f.burges@unpo.org.

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Thomas farr, Featured speaker

Workshop on“Christian Persecution,” July 18, 2019

thOMAS fARR, RFI President

Farr will be a featured speaker during a Workshop on Christian Persecution, July 18, 2019, from 4:00-7:00 PM, hosted by the Hungarian Embassy (300 First St. SE, Washington, DC 20003). The workshop is a Ministerial side event aimed at raising awareness of the grave issue of religious persecution and ensuring an opportunity to exchange ideas and identify common actions in defense of persecuted Christians. For more information and to RSVP, email: rsvp.was@mfa.gov.hu.

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andrew bennett, Featured speaker

“The Impact of War on Religious Freedom,” July 19, 2019

Fr. Dcn. Andrew Bennett, dIRECTOR OF rfi North america action team

Bennett will be a speaker at a conference titled, The Impact of War on Religious Freedom, on July 19, 2019, from 9:00-12:00 AM, co-sponsored by The American Conservative and the Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy. The conference is a Ministerial side event.

For more information and to RSVP, click here.