RELATED PROGRAMSLeavey Chair in the Foundations of American Freedom
ASSOCIATE SCHOLARSJean Bethke Elshtain
Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago, where she also has...
Mona Siddiqui, OBE is Professor of Islamic and Inter-religious Studies and Assistant Principal for Religion and Society at the University of...
Daniel Philpott is exploring Catholic and Protestant contributions to democracy from the years 1800-2000 for the Christianity and Freedom Project....
David Novak holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies as Professor of the Study of Religion and Professor of Philosophy at the...
William Inboden is Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center for International...
Monica Duffy Toft
Monica Duffy Toft is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Director of the Initiative on Religion in...
Roger Trigg, of St Cross College, Oxford, is Senior Research Fellow in the Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford, and a member of both the...
CENTER NEWSApril 25, 2013
Jean Elshtain Named Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at the Library of Congress
December 9, 2011
RFP Scholar Jean Bethke Elshtain To Receive Fifth Annual Schall Prize
October 31, 2011
RFP Scholar Jean Bethke Elshtain Discusses Religion and the 2012 Campaign in the "New York Times"
November 9, 2009
Jean Bethke Elshtain Lectures on "America and the World"
Jean Bethke Elshtain
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom ProjectJean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago, where she also has appointments in Political Science and the Committee on International Relations. Her works have focused on the intersections of religious ethics, war, the family, feminist theory, democracy, and modern political thought. Before arriving at Chicago in 1996, she taught at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Vanderbilt University, with visiting professor positions at Oberlin College, Yale University, and Harvard University. Among her hundreds of publications are Just War Against Terror: The Burden of American Power in a Violent World (2003) and Who Are We? Critical Reflections, Hopeful Possibilities (2000); her 2006 Gifford lectures were published under the title Sovereignties: God, State, and Self (2008). Elshtain earned her BA and MA from Colorado State University and a PhD in politics from Brandeis University in 1973.
ESSAYSSeptember 9, 2011
Jean Bethke Elshtain: On Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism