Thomas Farr

Thomas FarrCourtesy Georgetown University

Thomas F. Farr is Visiting Associate Professor of Religion and International Affairs at the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He directs the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, where he is a senior fellow. He served in the U.S. Army and the American Foreign Service, and has taught at both the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Dr. Farr was the first director of the State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom, director of the Witherspoon Institute's Task Force on International Religious Freedom, and a member of the Chicago World Affairs Council’s Task Force on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy. He is currently a senior fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ, and serves on the Secretary of State's Working Group on Religious Freedom, the Boards of Advisors of the John Templeton Foundation and the Alexander Hamilton Society, and the Boards of Directors of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, and Christian Solidarity Worldwide-USA. He is a contributing editor for the Review of Faith and International Affairs and has published and spoken widely on religious freedom and its implications. His book, World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty is Vital to American National Security, was published by Oxford University Press.