February 15, 2009
Religious Fundamentalism as the End of History? The Political Demography of the Abrahamic Faiths
Eric Kaufmann, Research Fellow on the Initiative on Religion in International Affairs/International Security Program at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, discussed whether religious fertility and the moribund state of today's secular religions will combine to bring in an age of conservative religious politics. Focusing on Israel and the Muslim world, Kaufmann will discuss what this may mean for international security. This event is part of the Henry R. Luce supported Initiative on Religion and International Affairs at the Belfer Center.
Eric Kaufmann is Reader in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth (2010). In addition, he has authored The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America (2004), The Orange Order (2007/2009), Unionism and Orangeism in Northern Ireland since 1945 with H. Patterson (2007), and edited Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority Groups and Dominant Minorities (2004) and,with J. Goldstone and M. Toft, Political Demography (2011). An editor of the journal Nations & Nationalism, his work focuses on dominant ethnicity, nationalism theory, the sociology of religion, and political demography.