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Former religious freedom ambassador to speak, Feb. 8

Robert Seiple, who was the U.S. State Department's first ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will speak on "The New Alliance: The Moral Imperative Meets Realpolitik" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Seiple, who has spent three decades in international humanitarian positions, is the founder and chair of the Institute for Global Engagement. From 1999 to 2001, he was U.S. ambassador-at-large, working to promote religious freedom worldwide and conflict resolution along religious lines.

Seiple previously served as president of World Vision Inc., the largest privately funded relief and development agency in the world, and has won numerous accolades for his international humanitarian efforts.

The lecture is part of the "Crossroads of Religion and Politics" series sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion.

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