Washington D.C. — July 13-15, 2021

Speakers

The IRF Summit 2021 is hosting speakers from a range of institutions dedicated to religious freedom.

Special Messages From:

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali

Confirmed Speakers:

Michael Pompeo

Michael Pompeo

Former 70th United States Secretary of State

Samantha Power

Samantha Power

Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

Melissa Rogers

Melissa Rogers

Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips

Director for Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships USAID · Nadine Maenza, Commissioner at United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Ahmed Shaheed

Ahmed Shaheed

Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Nadine Maenza

Nadine Maenza

Commissioner at United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Tony Perkins

Tony Perkins

Family Research Council President

Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

Trustee of Templeton Religion Trust

Senator James Lankford

Senator James Lankford

Honorary Senate Co-Chair | Oklahoma (R)

Senator Chris Coons

Senator Chris Coons

Honorary Senate Co-Chair | Delaware (D)

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Dan Nadel

Dan Nadel

Director of the Office of International Religious Freedom

Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback

Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, 2018-2021

Co-Chair of IRF Summit 2021 Steering Committee

Katrina Lantos Swett

Katrina Lantos Swett

President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights

Co-Chair of IRF Summit 2021 Steering Committee

Imam Mohamed Magid

Imam Mohamed Magid

Executive Imam of All Dulles Area Muslim Society

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Archbishop of New York

Congressman Henry Cuellar

Congressman Henry Cuellar

Honorary House Co-Chair | Texas 28th District (D)

Congressman Chris Smith

Congressman Chris Smith

Honorary House Co-Chair | New Jersey 4th District (R)

Frank Wolf

Frank Wolf

Former United States Congressman

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Mark Green

Mark Green

President of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

Wai Wai Nu

Wai Wai Nu

Founder of Women's Peace Network

David Saperstein

David Saperstein

Former Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Nina Shea

Nina Shea

Director of the Center for Religious Freedom

Tom Farr

Tom Farr

President of the Religious Freedom Institute

Knox Thames

Knox Thames

Visiting Expert, U.S. Institute of Peace

David Curry

David Curry

Open Doors USA President and CEO

Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell

Co-Chair of the IRF Roundtable

Tristan Azbej

Tristan Azbej

State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians

Kelsey Zorzi

Kelsey Zorzi

Director of Advocacy for Global Religious Freedom with ADF International

Tursunay Ziyawudun

Tursunay Ziyawudun

Voice for Uyghur Women

Andrew Brunson

Andrew Brunson

Pastor

Asia Bibi

Asia Bibi

Pakistani Christian

Kyai Haji Yahya Cholil Staquf

Kyai Haji Yahya Cholil Staquf

General Secretary of Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama

Bob Fu

Bob Fu

Founder and President of China Aid

Mariam Ibraheem

Mariam Ibraheem

Director of Global Mobilization, Tahrir Alnisa Foundation

Nury Turkel

Nury Turkel

USCIRF Commissioner

Anurima Bhargava

Anurima Bhargava

USCIRF Commissioner

Archbishop Warda

Archbishop Warda

Chaldean Catholic Archbishop of Erbil

Zeenat Rahman

Zeenat Rahman

Director of the Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute

Ensaf Haidar

Ensaf Haidar

President of the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom

Farhan Latif

Farhan Latif

President of El-Hibri Foundation

Joy Bishara

Joy Bishara

Christian from Chibok Nigeria

Adlay Kejjan

Adlay Kejjan

Executive Director of Yazidi American Women Organization

Naomi Kikoler

Naomi Kikoler

Director of Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Kathy Ireland

Kathy Ireland

Philanthropist and Former Model

Nasrin Rasho

Nasrin Rasho

Human Rights Activist with Yazidi Survivors Network

Tracy Sabol

Tracy Sabol

EWTN News Nightly Lead Anchor

Sharon Angel

Sharon Angel

Television Host & Motivational Speaker

Isaac Woodward

Isaac Woodward

Leadership Network Associate Director at The Philos Project

Dania Nguyen

Dania Nguyen

Youth Branch Co-Director at Boat People SOS

Amjad Mahmood Khan

Amjad Mahmood Khan

Founding Partner at Brown, Neri, Smith & Khan LLP

Rita Stephan

Rita Stephan

USAID Regional Coordinator for Religious & Ethnic Minorities

Jos Douma

Jos Douma

Ambassador, Special Envoy for Religion and Belief

Brian Grim

Brian Grim

President of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

Grace Gao

Grace Gao

Human Rights Activist

Chen Guangcheng

Chen Guangcheng

Civil Rights Activist

Irene Weiss

Irene Weiss

Holocaust Survivor

James Chen

James Chen

Vice President of Global Operations at the Institute for Global Engagement

Tina Ramirez

Tina Ramirez

Founder and President of Hardwired

Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson

Executive Vice President of the Religious Freedom Institute

Archbishop Vicken Aykazian

Archbishop Vicken Aykazian

Ecumenical Director and Diocesan Legate

Ro Khanna

Ro Khanna

U.S. Representative from California's 17th

Sat Bachan Anthony

Sat Bachan Anthony

Chairwoman, East West Tea Company

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Ingrid Vanderveldt

Founder and CEO of Empowering a Billion Women

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto

Wade Kusack

Wade Kusack

Founder and President of Love Your Neighbor Community

Yerzhan Nukezhanov

Yerzhan Nukezhanov

Chairman of the Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Information and Social Development of Kazakhstan

Jan Figel

Jan Figel

Former European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Bedran Cia Kurd

Bedran Cia Kurd

Senior Official AANES

John Marsh

John Marsh

Chairman of the Board for Barnabas Aid

Gady Gronich

Gady Gronich

The CEO of the European Conference of Rabbis

Patriarch Bechara al-Rai

Patriarch Bechara al-Rai

Lebanon's Most Senior Christian Cleric

Cash Luna

Cash Luna

Guatemalan Pastor