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Dr. Douglas Johnston


International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

Dr. Douglas Johnston

Dr. Douglas Johnston is President and Founder of the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. He is a distinguished graduate of the US Naval Academy and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. He has a broad range of executive experience, including assignments in government as Director of Policy Planning and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and later as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy. In academia, he taught international affairs and security at Harvard University and was the founder and first director of the Kennedy School’s Executive Program in National and International Security. In the military, he served in the U.S. nuclear submarine service and is a Captain in the Naval Reserve.  Most recently, Dr. Johnston served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. 


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