Thomas F. Farr

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Thomas F. Farr "is an author and former U.S. diplomat. From 1999 to 2003 he served as the Department of State's first director of the Office of International Religious Freedom, a State Department office mandated by Congress to develop and implement American religious freedom policy. During his tenure as director he negotiated issues of religious liberty with governments in the Far East, the Middle East and Europe. He led the U.S. delegation to a United Nations Conference on religious freedom in Madrid. Dr. Farr draws on a background of diplomatic, military and academic experience. Having served in the Foreign Service for 21 years, he holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina. Prior to entering the Foreign Service, Dr. Farr served in the United States Army for seven years. His assignments included Adjutant General, U.S. Army Transportation Command Europe, as well as Chief of Officer Personnel. He has taught history as Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and international relations and political science as Assistant Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs." [1]

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  1. Thomas F. Farr, Review of Faith and International Affairs, accessed January 30, 2009.
  2. Institute on Religion and Democracy Board, organizational web page, accessed April 23, 2012.
  3. Staff & Contributing Editors, Review of Faith and International Affairs, accessed January 30, 2009.