Working for workplace religious diversity, equity & inclusion


Paul W. Lambert, Senior Business Fellow

Dr. Paul Lambert is Senior Business Fellow at the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and a member of the board. He helps to develop and deliver the foundation’s in-company and campus-based executive education seminars on religious diversity & inclusion in the workplace.


Paul’s primary work is as the Religion Initiative Director at Wheatley Institute. He is a leading expert on religious pluralism in society, including the role of pluralism in economics and business. He works regularly with global businesses on this topic, including American Airlines, Accenture, Dell Technologies, Equinix, ServiceNow, and PwC. (See a presentation below.)

Prior, Paul was Assistant Dean at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he managed consulting and business education programs for global companies and university partners.

Before joining Georgetown University, Paul was at the National Defense University (NDU), where he served as Professor and lead Academic Officer of a congressionally-funded Department of Defense and Department of State American Studies graduate program for students from over 75 countries. Paul’s leadership and teaching gained him recognition as one of NDU’s most highly rated professors and the recipient of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the highest award available for civilian service from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Paul has also held numerous teaching and leadership roles in other educational institutions, including as a lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, a visiting professor at the National Defense University in Washington DC, and visiting fellow and faculty at BYU’s Marriott School of Business. Paul also led the development of the Freedom Forum Institute’s first executive education capability focused on religious freedom in business contexts and served on the executive education advisory board for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Paul also serves as a member of the national advisory council of Cicero Group.

Paul is a graduate of Georgetown University where he earned his Doctorate in Liberal Studies; the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University where he received his Masters Degree in International Relations; Brigham Young University where he studied American Studies; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he graduated from the Seminar XXI Fellowship Program on foreign affairs and national security.