Charlotte Keenan

Tony Blair Faith Foundation, Board Member (US)

Charlotte Keenan was the Chief Executive of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation from 2011 until 2014 during which she was shortlisted for the UK Charity Times' Rising CEO Star award. She joined the Foundation in 2008 after leaving corporate finance, having worked with Jefferies and Company and JP Morgan Cazenove in both Houston and London. She was integral in devising, building and developing all the Faith Foundation's global programmes, and in leading the strategic vision of the Foundation. Keenan holds a Master's Degree in Theology from Oxford University, where she was also President of the Oxford Union. After Oxford, she was awarded a Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to study International Relations and Public Policy at Harvard University. She also holds a Master's Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.


Foundation Update

A Critical Time for Recognising the Role of Religion

The resurgence of religion has transformed the international sphere. Across the globe, religious extremism is feeding conflicts and perpetrating acts of horrific violence in the name of faith. In illustrating key policy concerns and their implications, the contents of this volume can help policy makers to map their path forwards. This will not be an easy journey and will require long-term commitment, but it has never been more urgent that we embark sooner rather than later, writes Charlotte Keenan for our Global Perspectives Series.

01 May 2015

Foundation Update

Tony Blair Wins Philanthropist of the Year Award

Tony Blair was awarded the Philanthropist of the Year Award from GQ in recognition of his charity work both at home and abroad. Charlotte Keenan discusses how his vision of progress for the issues he cares most passionately about is making a real difference.

04 Sep 2014

Foundation Update

Response to New UK Anti-Terror Plans

Responding to new plans to tackle the threat of Islamist extremists announced by the UK Government, Tony Blair Faith Foundation Chief Executive Charlotte Keenan calls for long-term action beyond these immediate security measures.

01 Sep 2014


Strict Religious Law Has No Place in a Free Society

The Meriam Ibrahim case highlights the continued need to protect the right to live free from the fear of persecution.

Charlotte Keenan

27 Jun 2014


Emerging Trends in Religion and Foreign Policy

At this week's Oxford Journal of Law and Religion Summer Academy, the Foundation’s Senior Advisor Ian Linden talked about religious freedom and the tensions in reconciling the nature of divine authority with secular rights.

Charlotte Keenan and Ian Linden

26 Jun 2014

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