Religion and Conflict: A View from the State Department - Marshall Speaker Series featuring Shaun Casey
Thursday, October 6, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The 2016 Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Speaker will be Shaun Casey, the U.S. Special Representative for Religion and Global Affairs. Mr. Casey advises the Secretary of State on policy matters as they relate to religion; supports State Department posts and bureaus in their efforts to assess religious dynamics and engage religious actors; and serves as a first point of entry for individuals, both religious and secular, who would like to engage the State Department in Washington on matters of religion and global affairs.
He has written on the ethics of the war in Iraq as well the role of religion in American presidential politics. His book, The Making of a Catholic President: Kennedy vs. Nixon 1960, was published by Oxford University Press in January 2009. He is currently co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Political Theology with Michael Kessler of Georgetown University and writing a book on ethics and international politics tentatively titled Niebuhr’s Children.
He holds a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Theology from Harvard Divinity School, with an emphasis on 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, and 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.
Casey's lecture is part of the Center’s Maxine and Jonathan Marshall Speaker Series on Religion and Conflict, which honors the lifelong commitment of Maxine and Jonathan Marshall to promoting the arts, education, civil liberties, and world peace.