Christianity & National Security: Exploring Church Teaching on Government’s Divine Vocation
Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy is hosting this groundbreaking two-day conference on essential historic Christian teaching about God’s purpose for government, starting with its vocation for security and public order. The conference will include leading scholars and practitioners of political theology and national security. They will address issues such as Just War teaching, nuclear weapons, Reinhold Niebuhr, Christian Realism, nationalism, international human rights, American Exceptionalism, torture, and terrorism. This event is open to all but is especially aimed at Christian young people who are graduate students or early career. Event includes two lunches and two breakfasts. Scholarships are available to students, military and clergy.
Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20057
Hotel rooms are available at Georgetown University Hotel for $189 per night. Reservations can be made with Joseph Rossell.
Walter Russell Mead is Editor-at-Large of The American Interest magazine, author Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How it Changed the World.
Joseph E. Capizzi is Research Fellow at the VADM James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Thomas Farr is director of Religious Freedom Research Project at Berkley Center, president of the Religious Freedom Institute.
Joseph Hartman wrote his doctoral dissertation titled “In His Image: God and Man in the Political Philosophy of Reinhold Niebuhr.”.
Marc LiVecche completed doctoral studies at the University of Chicago, dissertation: With Malice Toward None: The Moral Ground for Killing in War.
Joseph Loconte is author of A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918.
Jennifer Marshall is a Joseph C. and Elizabeth A. Anderlik Fellow, Heritage Foundation.
Eric Patterson is the author or editor of 10 books, including Ending Wars Well: Just War Thinking and Post-Conflict and Ethics Beyond War's End (Georgetown University Press, 2012.
Timothy Mallard is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, veteran of five combat and operational deployments overseas.
Keith Pavlischek is a retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel with Iraq and Afghanistan service, author of John Courtney Murray and the Dilemma of Religious Toleration.
Daniel Strand is a contributing Editor to Providence.
Paul Marshall is a scholar affliate with the Hudson Institute and Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia.
Robert Nicholson is a former U.S. Marine and a 2012-13 Tikvah Fellow. Robert's advocacy focuses on spreading the vision of a multi-ethnic and multi-religious Middle East based on freedom and rule of law.
Emilie Kao was formerly with U.S. State Department and The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
Mary Habeck held appointment with the National Security Council and served as associate professor of history at Yale University.
Matthew Kroenig is the author or editor of six books, including the forthcoming, The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy (Oxford University Press). His articles have appeared in many publications, including: American Political Science Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, The Wall Street Journal, & The Washington Post.
John P. Gallagher is a former Special Assistant to the Chairman of Joint Chiefs, Commander of U.S. Central Command, & Commander of International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Taught U.S. politics/counterterrorism at West Point. 25 years in U.S. Army deployed to Egypt, Kosovo & Afghanistan. Co-editor of Debating the War of Ideas (2009).
David Shedd is a former Deputy Director of National Intelligence, CIA Chief of Congressional Liaison, and postings in Costa Rica and Mexico. Visiting distinguished fellow in Heritage Foundation’s Davis Institute for National Security & Foreign Policy & Adjunct Professor at Patrick Henry College.