Skip to main content
Intellect

Douglas M. Johnston to discuss "Religion and Statecraft" at BYU Nov. 17

Douglas M. Johnston, founder and president of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, will present “Religion and Statecraft” at a Wheatley Institution lecture Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Assembly Hall on the Brigham Young University campus.

Johnston has a broad range of executive experience in government, academia, the private sector and the military. At the age of 27, he was the youngest officer in the U.S. Navy to qualify for command of a nuclear submarine. Most recently, Johnston served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

His interest in religion and conflict resolution stems from his involvement with the National Prayer Breakfast fellowship. He has edited and authored several books, including “Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft,” “Foreign Policy into the 21st Century: The U.S. Leadership Challenge” and “Faith-based Diplomacy: Trumping Realpolitik.”

Johnston is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a master’s degree in public administration and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University.

For more information, contact Richard N. Williams at 801-422-6752 or richard_williams@byu.edu.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

johnston.jpg

Related Articles
data-content-type="article"
July 28, 2021
A team of BYU biologists has been tracking dragonflies around the world, from Vietnam to the islands of Vanuatu. Their goal is to piece together the first-ever phylogenic tree of all 6,300 known species and their ancestors.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
July 27, 2021
Amy Jensen, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, delivered Tuesday’s forum address. She spoke on why our bodies matter in today’s digital world. More specifically, she explained that being more intentional about how we use and where we place our bodies can help us grow and cultivate a deeper understanding of others.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"
July 25, 2021
New research finds that children who engaged with princess culture were more likely to hold progressive views about women and subscribe less to attitudes of toxic masculinity.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=