Douglas M. Johnston is president and founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, having previously served as executive vice president and COO of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. Johnston ‘s government assignments include deputy assistant secretary of the Navy; director of Policy Planning and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and planning officer with the president’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. His noteworthy books are Religion and Foreign Affairs: Essential Readings (2012), Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement (2011 Book of the Year Award), Faith-based Diplomacy: Trumping Realpolitik (2003), Foreign Policy into the 21st Century: the U.S. Leadership Challenge (1996), and Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft (1994). He was recipient of the 2011 International Trustbuilder Award from Initiatives of Change International; in 2008, he was identified in a leading Christian journal as “The Father of Faith-based Diplomacy,” and in 2007, he received the Founding Spirit Award from the Washington Times at its 25th anniversary celebration. In addition to other nonprofit involvements, he is a visiting senior fellow at BYU’s Wheatley Institution. A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Johnston received a PhD in political science from Harvard University.