Chris Seiple, Ph.D., Member of the Board of Directors
Chris is the president of the Institute for Global Engagement, a research, education, and diplomatic institution that builds sustainable religious freedom worldwide through local partnerships. A graduate of Stanford, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy, he is also the founder of The Review of Faith & International Affairs, a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (Philadelphia), and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London). His book, The U.S. Military/NGO Relationship in Humanitarian Interventions (The U.S. Army War College, 1996), is a seminal work in the field. Chris also serves on the Federal Advisory Committee to Secretary of State John Kerry’s “Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society” (2011-2015) where he acts as a Senior Advisor to the Committee’s “Religion and Foreign Policy” working group. In addition, Seiple is the Vice-Chair for the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Role of Faith (2012-2014). A former Marine infantry officer, his last posting was to the Pentagon, where he was a member of the Strategic Initiatives Group, an internal think tank for the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Over the years, Chris has appeared on BBC, MSNBC, Fox News, Saudi TV, Pakistan News One, Vietnam National TV, and CNN. He previously served on the Wycliffe Bible Translators Board for 10 years (2003-2013).