Religious Freedom & Business Foundation
Religions & Identities
BUS 800 Faith@Work: An Executive Education Certificate Program| Paperback|
Join internationally recognized leaders in religious freedom and business to examine empirical studies about how to achieve business success in a religiously diverse world. Sessions will include how to cultivate religiously literacy as a civic leadership competency. Learn best practices for cultivating religiously inclusive workplaces and honoring religiously-diverse clientele. Special attention will be given to the role that corporations play in promoting social responsibility and how business can be good for religious freedom, and how religious freedom is good for business.
BUS 801 Faith@Work: The Business Case for Religious Freedom|
BUS 803 Faith@Work: The Law and Threats to Ignoring Faith at Work|
BUS 805 Faith@Work: Religious Accommodations in the Workplace|
BUS 810 Custom Executive Education for Diversity & Inclusion| Paperback|
Join internationally recognized leaders in religious freedom and business to examine empirical studies about how to achieve business success in a religiously diverse world. Sessions will include how to cultivate religious literacy as a civic leadership competency. Learn best practices for cultivating religiously inclusive workplaces and honoring religiously-diverse clientele. Special attention will be given to the role that corporations play in promoting social responsibility and how business can be good for religious freedom, and how religious freedom is good for business.
Dr. Brian J. Grim| Paperback|Brian is founding president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. Brian is the world’s leading expert on the relationship between religious freedom and the economy. Brian holds a doctorate in quantitative sociology from Penn State and is author of scores of academic articles and books. He is former chair of the World Economic Forum’s global council on the role of faith and a speaker at Davos. Brian was previously a senior researcher and director of international data at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC. He lived and worked in China, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the former USSR, where he was instrumental in setting up the first western-style business school in the Soviet Union, which was dissolved in his office building. Brian’s recent widely reported research finds that religion contributes $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, more than the combined revenues of the top 10 technology U.S. companies including Apple, Amazon and Google. Brian also supports and works closely with the “Business for Peace” platform of the United Nations Global Compact. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a regular speaker at the annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion. Brian is a global expert on international religious demography and the socio-economic impact of restrictions on religious freedom. He is a research associate at Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs (CURA) and a Non-Resident Scholar at the Institute for the Studies of Religion (ISR) at Baylor University. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute in Washington, DC. Brian was previously an advisor for the religion & geopolitics project of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and an associate scholar at the Religious Liberty Project at Georgetown University. He was a speaker at the first-ever Vatican TEDx event at the Vatican. Prior to becoming the Foundation’s founding president in 2014, Brian directed the largest social science effort to collect and analyze global data on religion at the Pew Research Center. His books include The Price of Freedom Denied (Cambridge Univ. Press), The World Religion Database (Brill), The World’s Religions in Figures (Wiley) and The Yearbook of International Religious Demography (Brill). Brian has appeared as an expert on global religion on numerous media outlets, including CNN, BBC, Fox, CBS, C-SPAN, and regularly presents to high level audiences throughout the world including the White House, State Department, European Parliament, the Vatican, and various the United Nations bodies including the Human Rights Council, and the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the UN Global Compact. Brian is the recipient of many academic and civic awards, including: – 2018 World Peace Award – 2017 Korean Peninsula Peace Prize – 2017 Pontifical University Religious Freedom Award – 2016 Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association – 2016 Religious Freedom Award, from the North American Religious Liberty Association – 2012 European Population Association Research Award – 2010 World Association for Public Opinion Research outstanding research article award – 2009 Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association
Paul W. Lambert| Paperback|Paul Lambert is an executive education specialist and former Assistant Dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. In that capacity, he was responsible for developing and managing academic programs focused on global leadership, business and policy, management, and strategy for U.S. and international organizations. He also teaches classes on American Government and Politics. Paul Lambert currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer and Senior Business Fellow at the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. He helps develop the foundation’s in-company and campus-based executive education seminars on religious diversity & inclusion in the workplace. Lambert is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute, where he is responsible for the design and development of religious liberty education programs for business leaders throughout the world. He is also a Distinguished Business Fellow at the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. Lambert also works with several other organizations focused on religious freedom, such as the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. Lambert also serves as a visiting lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University where he teaches about leadership in turbulent and uncertain environments. He is also an adjunct professor at the National Defense University in Washington DC where he teaches courses on religion in foreign policy and national security. Before joining Georgetown University, Paul was at the National Defense University in Washington DC. Lambert served as professor and academic director of the American Studies Program, teaching on U.S. politics, international relations, and national security. Lambert is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Brigham Young University. He is also a graduate of the Seminar XXI Fellowship Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies. He and his wife Joelle are the parents of three children.