ACU professor to participate in White House Briefing on Iraq

Posted September 03, 2010

Dr. Caron Gentry, associate professor of Political Science, has been invited to the White House next week to participate in a briefing with administration officials regarding U.S. policy in Iraq. Gentry will join 40 selected evangelical leaders and academics in listening to a presentation by senior White House officials regarding the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq.

Officials from the National Security Council and the invited guests will also discuss the future of U.S. relations with Iraq and related issues. The meeting is unusual, combining national security figures with religious leaders.

Dr. Neal Coates, chair of the ACU Political Science Department, says the opportunity for Gentry is significant.

"Dr. Gentry has written widely on terrorism and the role of suicide as a strategy, and has also spoken and written about Christianity and international relations,” says Coates. “Because of this, her perspective in this gathering will be very valuable."

Dr. Gentry says, “I am very honored to have received the invitation to the White House.  I feel my research in security and political theology will bring an interesting angle to the discussion.”

ACU alumnus Dr. Shaun Casey, professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., will also attend the briefing, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9.


Contact for more information:

Dr. Neal Coates

ACU Department of Political Science



Dr. Caron Gentry

ACU Department of Political Science