The Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) announces the hiring of Christy D. Vines as their Senior Vice President for Global Initiatives and Strategy. Ms. Vines will serve as the coordinating lead in the development of the Institute's institutional partnership and global initiative strategies, as well as overseeing IGE's external outreach and communication.
Several members of the IGE team have publications on critical intersections of religion and international affairs. Elisa Zhai Autry published "Risk Aversion, Shortage Economy, and Gender Differences in Religious Activities in China" in Sociological Focus; Kristen Lundquist, Hien Vu, and Chris Seiple co-authored a chapter on evangelical women and peace-building in Peace on Earth: The Role of Religion in Peace and Conflict Studies (Lexington Books, forthcoming); Chris Seiple and Dennis Hoover co-authored a chapter on religious freedom and security in The Future of Religious Freedom (Oxford); Chris Seiple contributed a chapter to Central Asia in International Relations (Oxford). And Chris Seiple, Dennis Hoover, and Pauletta Otis co-edited the Handbook of Religion and Security (Routledge).
From 13-17 April 2013, IGE's Vietnam Program Officer Hien Vu facilitated two Conflict Resolution Skills Workshops in Hanoi and the Quang Ninh province of Vietnam. The workshops trained a total of 147 Christians on conflict management.