Dr. William Inboden is a Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law and an Associate Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in history from Yale University, and his A.B. from Stanford University. He is a Non-Resident Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States and serves as Executive Director of the newly created William P. Clemens Jr. Center on History, Strategy and Statecraft at the University of Texas-Austin. Previously, Dr. Inboden served as Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House, and was Special Advisor in the Office of International Religious Reform at the Department of State. He has worked as a staff member in both the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. He is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy Magazine, and his commentary has appeared in numerous outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, and BBC. He is the author of Religion in American Foreign Policy, 1945-1960: The Soul Containment.


Dr. Inboden served on the Trinity Forum Board of Advisors for several years, as well as being a speaker and panelist at a Trinity Forum Academy conference on faith and foreign policy.