Chris Seiple

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Chris Seiple, Ph.D., "is the president of the Institute for Global Engagement, a faith-based NGO that promotes religious freedom worldwide. 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), a member at the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London). His book, The U.S. Military/NGO Relationship in Humanitarian Interventions, is a seminal work in the field, and he is the co-author of the forthcoming International Religious Freedom: A Handbook for Advocacy. A former Marine infantry officer, Seiple serves on the Wycliffe Bible Translators, USA, board of directors, and also on the board of advisors for Carolina for Kibera, Inc." [1]

His wife is Alissa Seiple, and his father is Robert A. Seiple.

Academic Background:

  • PhD, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University Thesis
  • MA, National Security Affairs, Naval Post-graduate School
  • BA, International Relations, Stanford University

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  1. Chris Seiple, Institute for Global Engagement, accessed January 30, 2009.