About

The Religious Freedom Project (RFP) at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs is the nation's only university-based program devoted exclusively to the analysis of religious freedom, a basic human right restricted in many parts of the world. Under the leadership of Director Thomas Farr and Associate Director Timothy Shah, the RFP engages a team of international scholars to examine and debate the meaning and value of religious liberty; its importance for democracy; and its role in social and economic development, international diplomacy, and the struggle against violent religious extremism.

The RFP began in 2011 with the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation. In 2014 that support continued, while the project also began a three-year partnership with Baylor University and its Institute for Studies of Religion under Director Byron Johnson.

Thomas Farr
Thomas Farr
Senior Fellow/School of Foreign Service
Timothy Shah
Timothy Shah
Senior Fellow/Department of Government
Ilan Alon
Ilan Alon
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Anthony Gill
Anthony Gill
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Brian Grim
Brian Grim
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Allen Hertzke
Allen Hertzke
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
William Inboden
William Inboden
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Karrie Koesel
Karrie Koesel
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Timur Kuran
Timur Kuran
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
John M. Owen
John M. Owen
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Daniel Philpott
Daniel Philpott
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Ani Sarkissian
Ani Sarkissian
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Rebecca Shah
Rebecca Shah
Research Fellow
W. Bradford Wilcox
W. Bradford Wilcox
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Robert Woodberry
Robert Woodberry
Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project
Nicholas Fedyk
Nicholas Fedyk
Project Associate

Claudia Winkler
Claudia Winkler
Senior Project Associate

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