President of the Institute for Global Engagement
Chris Seiple is the President of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) and a member at the Council on Foreign Relations (New York), and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London). The founder of IGE Council on Faith & International Affairs, and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, he is also the author of The U.S. Military/NGO Relationship in Humanitarian Interventions.
A graduate of Stanford, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy, his book, The U.S. Military/NGO Relationship in Humanitarian Interventions, is a seminal work in the field, and he is the co-author of International Religious Freedom & Advocacy: A Guide to Organizations, Law, and NGOs (Baylor University Press, 2009). He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Uzbekistan. A former Marine infantry officer, Seiple last served in the Pentagon as
a member of the Strategic Initiatives Group, an internal think tank for the Commandant of the Marine Corps, where he helped to develop and
implement the Chemical-Biological Incident Response Force and helped to envision what a new national security act might look like. Seiple serves
on the Wycliffe Bible Translators, USA, board of directors, and also on the board of advisors for Carolina for Kibera, Inc. Dr. Seiple resides
in Virginia with his wife, Alissa, and their children, Liam, Hanan, and Hadessah.