RELATED PROGRAMSInitiative on Religion in International Affairs
The Initiative on Religion in International Affairs (RIIA) at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs conducts a rigorous investigation of... learn more >
UPCOMING EVENTSOctober 9, 2013
Freedom to Flourish: Can Religious Liberty Contribute to Justice, Human Dignity, and the Success of Societies Everywhere?
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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 is 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 NEWSMay 23, 2012
Asia Times Cites RFP Scholar Monica Duffy Toft
February 6, 2012
Fitchburg State University Invites RFP Scholar Monica Duffy Toft for International Studies Speaker Series
December 19, 2011
RFP Scholar Monica Duffy Toft Writes on the Future of Iraq
October 21, 2011
RFP Scholar Monica Duffy Toft Gives Union College's Annual Wold Lecture
September 14, 2011
RFP Scholar Monica Duffy Toft Writes "Why a Rebel Victory in Libya is Better than a Negotiated Settlement"
August 28, 2011
RFP Scholar Monica Duffy Toft writes "Translating Rebel Victory into a Win for Libya"
March 30, 2011
Listen to RFP Scholars Monica Duffy Toft, Daniel Philpott, and Timothy Shah Discuss Their New Book, God's Century
February 12, 2011
International Herald Tribune Quotes RFP Scholar Monica Duffy Toft on the Return of Iraqi Refugees
February 11, 2011
Monica Duffy Toft Writes about Religion and Democracy in Egypt
Monica Duffy Toft
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom ProjectMonica Duffy Toft is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Director of the Initiative on Religion in International Affairs. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Political Science and Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Santa Barbara, summa cum laude. Professor Toft was a research intern at the RAND Corporation and served in the U.S. Army in southern Germany as a Russian linguist for four years. She was the assistant director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies from 1999-2006. Her research interests include international relations, religion, nationalism and ethnic conflict, civil and interstate wars, the relationship between demography and national security, and military and strategic planning.
Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics