Dr. Janet E. Buckingham

Global Advocacy

Janet lives in Ottawa, Canada and has served as the Director of Global Advocacy for the World Evangelical Alliance since July 2021. She is also the Executive Editor of the International Journal for Religious Freedom, the flagship publication of the International Institute for Religious Freedom.

Janet is a Professor of Political Studies at Trinity Western University with a research focus on religious freedom law in Canada and internationally. She is also the Co-Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom (Vancouver). She has a doctorate in Public Law from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Janet served as Director of Law and Public Policy for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada from 1999 to 2006. She was also a Global Ambassador for the WEA during that time, focusing on advocacy for religious freedom at the United Nations in Geneva. Janet has a long history of leadership development of Christian university students, having been the director of the Laurentian Leadership Centre, a unique internship program of Trinity Western University in Canada’s capital city for 15 years.