Joe Grieboski

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Joseph Kenneth Grieboski "was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and adopted by Joseph Bernard and Patricia Ann Grieboski in neighboring Scott Township. A graduate of Our Lady of Peace and Scranton Preparatory School, Joe traveled the world and pursued interests in religious and political affairs even in his early years.

"In 1992, Joe began his studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He graduated with honors in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service after spending a year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He continued his studies at Georgetown and earned a Master's in National Security Studies in 2000. He is Executive Vice President of the National Board of Directors of Delta Phi Epsilon National Professional Foreign Service Fraternity.

"After several years in public and private sector work, Joe surveyed the political landscape and recognized the need for a greater voice for religion in the policymaking process. He founded the Institute on Religion and Public Policy in 1999 and in a very short time, transformed the Institute into a major force in both domestic and international affairs, creating for both himself and the Institute a well-respected international reputation.

"An expert in the role of religion in politics and American public life, Joe brings a wide and varied range of experience to his role as Founder and President of the Institute. With extensive experience in American politics, international affairs, national security, and inter-religious issues, he provides a unique commentary on history, politics, the lives of the American people and America's place in the international system.

"Joe serves as the Founder and Secretary General of the Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom and the Founder and Chairman of the International Consortium on Religion, Culture, and Dialogue. He is an American Delegate and Member of the Council of Experts of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. Joe is on the editorial board member of the China Law and Religion Monitor; is a board member of the Committee for a Responsible Defense; is a member of the Panel of Experts on International Religious Freedom of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office; sits on the Committee on Religious Liberty of the National Council of Churches; and serves and Foreign Editor of [The Cutting Edge News].

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  1. History, China Aid Association, accessed June 29, 2008.