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:

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

Archbishop Elpidophoros

Greek Orthodox Exarch of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

Lord David Alton

Lord David Alton

The Lord Alton of Liverpool

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

Ruth Okediji

Ruth Okediji

Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

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

Ewelina Ochab

Ewelina Ochab

Co-Founder of the Coalition for Genocide Response

Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell

Co-Chair of the IRF Roundtable

Tristan Azbej

Tristan Azbej

State Secretary for the Aid of Persecuted Christians

Archbishop Angaelos

Archbishop Angaelos

Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London

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

Ben Rogers

Ben Rogers

Executive & founder, Hong Kong Watch

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

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

Ensaf Haidar

Ensaf Haidar

President of the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom

Fawza al-Yusuf

Fawza al-Yusuf

Co-Chair of the Democratic Union Party North East Syria

Joy Bishara

Joy Bishara

Christian from Chibok Nigeria

Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali

Naomi Kikoler

Naomi Kikoler

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

Rehman Chishti

Rehman Chishti

Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

Nasrin Rasho

Nasrin Rasho

Human Rights Activist with Yazidi Survivors Network

Tracy Sabol

Tracy Sabol

EWTN News Nightly Lead Anchor