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Allen Hertzke is Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. He 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. He is the co-author of Religion and Politics in America (2004), co-editor of Representing God at the Statehouse (2006), and author of Representing God in Washington (1988). He was a fall 2009 visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution and has held visiting fellowships at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Ethics & Public Policy Center. Hertzke holds a BA from Colorado State University, a MS from Cornell University, and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.