Chris Seiple

Affiliate Instructor, Jackson School of International Studies, Jackson School of International Studies


Chris Seiple is President Emeritus at the Institute for Global Engagement, an institution that builds sustainable religious freedom worldwide through local partnerships across Asia. He is also the CEO and co-founder of The Sagestone Group, a global consultancy focused on geo-politics, strategy, advice, and training. Previously, Seiple served on a federal advisory committee to the U.S. Secretary of State, co-chairing the committee’s working group on religion and foreign policy. A former Marine infantry officer (1990-1999), Seiple’s last posting was to the Pentagon, where he was an inaugural member of the Strategic Initiatives Group, an internal think tank for the Commandant of the Marine Corps. His book, The U.S. Military/NGO Relationship in Humanitarian Interventions, is a seminal work in the field. Seiple is the 2003 founder of the Routledge-published journal, The Review of Faith & International Affairs. He is also the co-author of International Religious Freedom Advocacy: A Guide to Organizations, Law, and NGOs, and a co-editor of The Routledge Handbook on Religion & Security. Dr. Seiple earned his Ph.D. in International Relations at The Fletcher School. He also has an M.A. in National Security from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.


  • Tufts University, PhD in International Relations,