Allen Hertzke is Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma and faculty fellow in Religious Freedom for OU’s Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage. Hertzke is an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project (RFP) and was the co-chair of RFP’s Christianity and Freedom Project steering committee. He is also a distinguished senior fellow for the Institute for Studies of Religion. Hertzke has written extensively on religious advocacy in politics, and, in particular, faith-motivated activism in foreign policy. He is the author of Freeing God’s Children: The Unlikely Alliance for Global Human Rights (2004), which describes the movement behind the International Religious Freedom Act and the struggle for its passage, and Representing God in Washington: The Role of Religious Lobbies in the American Polity (1988). He is also editor of The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges (2012) and co-author of Religion and Politics in America: Faith, Culture, and Strategic Choices (1995/2010).