Suzan Johnson Cook

Suzan Johnson Cook

Suzan Denise Johnson Cook is a presidential advisor, pastor, theologian, author, activist, and academic who served as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom from April 2011 to October 2013. Cook has had a wide-ranging career in a number of fields, serving as a policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and later to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros, a dean and professor of communications at Harvard University, a professor of theology at New York Theological Seminary, a pastor at a number of churches, a television producer, a sought-after speaker and the author of nearly a dozen books, before being named Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom by President Barack Obama. She was also the first female senior pastor in the 200-year history of the American Baptist Churches USA and a close friend of Coretta Scott King. Wikipedia*

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Suzan Johnson Cook has five videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1997 Forum as a Minister. The year with the most videos was 2012 with two videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2006 with an average of 4,174 views per program as a President. Most appearances with Hillary Clinton (2). Most common tags: Religious Issues, Human Rights.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2005 - Present President, Hampton Ministers' Conference Videos: 1 c. January 1, 1997 - Present Minister, Bronx Christian Fellowship Church Videos: 1

Previously

Founding Pastor, Bronx Christian Fellowship Church c. June 1, 1996 - December 26, 2009 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • Political Transition and Religious Violence

    Political Transition and Religious Violence

    Panelists examined tensions between the freedoms of expression and religion in the context of political transitions…

  • Religious Freedom Report

    Religious Freedom Report

    Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook spoke to reporters about the annual report on international religious freedom. The State…

  • International Religious Freedom Report

    International Religious Freedom Report

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Michael Posner and Suzan Johnson Cook spoke to reporters on the latest congressionally-mandated…

  • Coretta Scott King Funeral

    Coretta Scott King Funeral

    President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta…

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