Faith and business are powerful forces for peace

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Christine Malarkey, Research Assistant

Christine is a research assistant with the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, focusing on the foundation’s new initiative to provide sample language that businesses can use in their corporate documents and policies to ensure that freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) is respected by the company in its external and internal dealings.

Christine is finishing her Bachelor of Science degree at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School in Business Administration with a second major in Religious Studies. At UNC, she is a Buckley Public Service Scholar and actively engaged in interpersonal violence awareness, prevention and gender equity causes. She studied in Tel Aviv in 2014 with the Israel Summer Business Academy – a collaborative program between the IDC Herzliya and Olin Business School – where she was able to travel around Israel and the West Bank to study and work with local entrepreneurs. She spent a semester at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, studying Business Administration as well.

Christine interned for the U.S. Department of State in the Office of International Religious Freedom where she focused on the Near East region, specifically Iraq, Iran and Syria.  She also participated in a gender and religion working group.  She is interested in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the role of gender in religion, and the intersection of religion and business.