Nina Shea is a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute, where she directs the Center for Religious Freedom, an entity she founded. Ms. Shea has been a human rights lawyer for 40 years. She works extensively for the advancement of religious freedom in U.S. foreign policy, as it confronts Islamic extremism and authoritarian regimes around the world. She advocates on behalf of those persecuted for religious reasons abroad. She writes on international religious freedom concerns in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Foreign Affairs, First Things, and other outlets. She has briefed American presidents, secretaries of state and other officials on her original research and analysis concerning the plight of Middle Eastern Christians, Nigerian Islamist terror, China’s religious oppression, and other issues.