H. Knox Thames is Director of Policy and Research at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Previously he was Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State, serving as the lead officer for religious freedom issues at the United Nations. In 2007 he received the International Religious Freedom Award from the International Religious Liberty Association. Chris Seiple is President of the Institute for Global Engagement and the founder of the Council on Faith & International Affairs. Amy Rowe served as Director of Country Programs at the Institute for Global Engagement until September 2007, where she helped convene the Institute's international dialogues on religion, security, and rule of law in Europe and Asia.
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