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Everybody's Business: The Legal, Economic, and Political Implications of Religious Freedom

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Is International Religious Freedom Policy Becoming Respectable?

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Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

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Freedom to Flourish: Is Religious Freedom Necessary for Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy?

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British Christianity: Historical Contributions and Contemporary Challenges

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Religious Freedom Past and Future

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Just and Unjust Peace

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Catholic Perspectives on Religious Liberty

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Religion & State After the Arab Spring: Devising Ground Rules for a New Era

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Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

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Religious Freedom and Equality: Emerging Conflicts in North America and Europe

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Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism: Lessons from the Arab Spring

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Religious Freedom: Why Now? Defending an Embattled Human Right

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Equality, Freedom, & Religion

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Standing Seminar: Religion & Human Personhood, Culture, and Society

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The Cognitive Science of Religion

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PUBLICATIONS

Our Failed Religious Freedom Policy

November 1, 2013

Freedom to Flourish: Is Religious Freedom Necessary for Peace, Prosperity, and Democracy

October 9, 2013

In God's Name: Politics, Religion and Economic Development

July 25, 2013

Religious Liberty: What is It, Why Should We Care?

July 3, 2013

Freedom, Toleration, and the Naturalness of Religion

June 19, 2013

Examining the Government’s Record on Implementing the International Religious Freedom Act

June 13, 2013

A Bang or a Wimper? Assessing Some Recent Challenges to Special Protection for Religion in the United States

May 30, 2013

Christians, Muslims and Jesus

May 28, 2013

Religion and International Relations: A Primer for Research

May 22, 2013

Religious Freedom, Democratization, and Economic Development

April 29, 2013

Religious Associations, Religious Innovations and Denominational Identities in Contemporary Global Cities

March 14, 2013

Religious Freedom: A Conversation with Rick Warren, Robert P. George, and John DiIulio

February 12, 2013

The Routledge Reader in Christian-Muslim Relations

December 18, 2012

Religious Freedom and Violent Religious Extremism: A Sourcebook of Modern Cases and Analysis

December 5, 2012

Genealogías de la secularización

December 1, 2012

Is Religious Freedom Special?

November 20, 2012

Martyrdom with a Message: How Persecuted Christians Witness to Religious Freedom

November 16, 2012

God's Century reviewed by Michael Emerson in Contemporary Sociology

November 2, 2012

Report of the Georgetown Symposium on Religious Freedom and Equality: Emerging Conflicts in North America and Europe

October 18, 2012

Report of the Georgetown Symposium on Religious Freedom and Healthcare Reform

October 16, 2012

Religious Freedom and National Security

October 3, 2012

Religion, the Axial Age, and Secular Modernity in Bellah's Theory of Religious Evolution

October 1, 2012

Of Down Syndrome and Violence: Religious Freedom and US Foreign Policy

September 13, 2012

Report of the Georgetown Symposium on Catholic Perspectives on Religious Liberty

September 13, 2012

Report of the Georgetown Symposium on Religious Freedom and Religious Extremism: Lessons from the Arab Spring

September 1, 2012

Report of the Georgetown Symposium on What's So Special About Religious Freedom?

September 1, 2012

The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology

September 1, 2012

Erkundungen des Postsäkularen. Rolle und Bedeutung der Religion in Europa

July 20, 2012

Religious Freedom Under the Gun

July 9, 2012

Peace After Genocide

July 1, 2012

The Church and the Global Crisis of Religious Liberty

June 13, 2012

Political Demography: How Population Changes are Reshaping International Security and National Politics

May 31, 2012

Rising Threats to American Religious Freedom: Framing the Problem

May 24, 2012

Jefferson's Other Wall: Addressing The Global Crisis in Religious Liberty

May 4, 2012

Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation

May 1, 2012

The Politics of Nativism: Islam in Europe, Catholicism in the United States

May 1, 2012

Human Religious Evolution and Unfinished Creation

April 16, 2012

The Intellectual Sources of Diplomacy's Religion Deficit

March 21, 2012

Globalization and the Free Exercise of Religion Worldwide

March 12, 2012

Religious Freedom Abroad

March 6, 2012

From Modernization to Secularization to Globalization: An Autobiographical Self-Reflection

March 1, 2012

Religious Freedom: Why Now? A Conversation on Islam and Religious Freedom with Dr. Robert P. George and Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

March 1, 2012

Rethinking Public Religions

February 29, 2012

Rethinking Religion and World Affairs

February 29, 2012

Canadian International Council Interviews RFP Director Tom Farr

February 23, 2012

Jeremy Lin and U.S.-China Relations

February 22, 2012

Looking to History Won't Help the Iranian Situation Today

February 15, 2012

The Peace Bubble

February 6, 2012

Knights of Columbus Interviews RFP Director Tom Farr on the Crisis of Religious Freedom

February 3, 2012

RFP Scholar Roger Trigg's book Equality, Freedom, & Religion is reviewed in The Tablet

January 25, 2012

Roger Trigg Reviews Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age

January 19, 2012

Religion and Foreign Affairs: Essential Readings

January 1, 2012

David Martin Reviews God's Century in the Times Literary Supplement

December 20, 2011

Religions, Secularizations, and Modernities

December 1, 2011

Citizens or Martyrs? The Uncertain Fate of Christians in the Arab Spring

November 4, 2011

Religion, Secularization, and Sacralization

November 1, 2011

U.S. Legal Imperialism? The Global Projection of U.S. Legal Norms

October 27, 2011

Riding the Dragon: China and Religious Freedom

October 13, 2011

Thomas Farr Reviews The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century

September 27, 2011

Freedom of Religion

September 16, 2011

The 9/11 Collection: Tom Farr on Engaging Islam

September 12, 2011

Century for Sale: Books & Culture Reviews God's Century

September 6, 2011

RFP Scholar Roger Trigg Interviewed in the Church Times

August 15, 2011

The Trouble with American Foreign Policy and Islam

July 8, 2011

Bringing Religion into International Religious Freedom Policy

July 1, 2011

The Secular, Secularizations, Secularisms

July 1, 2011

Why U.S. Foreign Policy in Iraq Needs an Ethic of Political Reconciliation and How Religion Can Supply It

July 1, 2011

Religion and International Relations Theory

June 23, 2011

Journal of Church and State Reviews Book God and Global Order, an Edited Volume with Contributions from RFP Director Tom Farr and Associate Scholar Dan Philpott

June 20, 2011

LISTEN IN: Tom Farr Podcasts on Religion, Religious Liberty, and US Diplomacy

June 14, 2011

Prioritizing International Religious Freedom in US Foreign Policy

June 3, 2011

Religion and Secularism are Interdependent in Global Civil Society

June 1, 2011

Roger Trigg Reviews Religious Voices in Public Places

June 1, 2011

Are We Programmed to Believe in God? Not Quite, but He Really is in the Mind, Say Scientists

May 13, 2011

God's Partisans Are Back

April 17, 2011

Cosmopolitanism, the Clash of Civilizations and Multiple Modernities

March 1, 2011

God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics

March 1, 2011

The Religious Situation in the United States 175 Years After Tocqueville

November 1, 2010

Beijing Lectures on the Sociology of Religion

August 31, 2010

A Freedom Deferred: Why religious liberty schould be a U.S. foreign policy priority

July 19, 2010

Obama administration sidelines religious freedom policy

June 25, 2010

Undefender of the Faith

April 5, 2010

U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy: the Outlook for 2010

February 3, 2010

Securing the Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars

January 1, 2010

Born Again in the USA: The Enduring Power of American Evangelicalism

September 1, 2009

Religious Liberties: The International Religious Freedom Act: Proceedings of the Federalist Society's Annual Convention

June 22, 2009

The Bush Administration and America's International Religious Freedom Policy

June 1, 2009

The Widow's Torment: International Religious Freedom and American National Security in the 21st Century

June 1, 2009

The Sanctity of Human Life

April 29, 2009

The Future of U.S. International Religious Freedom Policy: Recommendations for the Obama Administration

March 10, 2009

God is Winning: Religion in Global Politics

February 1, 2009

In Defense of Religious Liberty (American Ideals & Institutions)

January 1, 2009

World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

November 7, 2008

Islam's Way to Freedom

November 1, 2008

Religion in Public Life: Must Faith be Privatized?

July 15, 2008

Sovereignty: God, State, and Self

June 10, 2008

On Never Reaching the Coast of Utopia

June 1, 2008

"Diplomacy in an Age of Faith: Religious Freedom and National Security"

March 1, 2008

Dignitatis Humanae and Religious Freedom in American Foreign Policy: A Practitioner's Perspective

October 15, 2007

Report of the Symposium on Islam, Constitutions, & Durable Democracy: The Cases of Iraq & Afghanistan

September 11, 2007

Islamism and the American Freedom Agenda

April 12, 2007

Nigeria's Presidential Election: The Christian-Muslim Divide

March 22, 2007

Retooling the Middle Eastern Freedom Agenda: Engaging Islam

September 1, 2006

Religion's Flame Burns Brighter Than Ever

August 20, 2006

The Politics of Past Evil: Religion, Reconciliation, and the Dilemmas of Transitional Justice

May 31, 2006

The Diplomacy of Religious Freedom

May 1, 2006

Religious Realism in Foreign Policy: Lessons from Vatican II

January 1, 2006

The Jewish Social Contract: An Essay in Political Theology

September 26, 2005

Talking With Christians: Musings of a Jewish Theologian

July 1, 2005

Public Religion, Secretary Rice, and U.S. Foreign Policy

April 1, 2005

Liberty and Power: A Dialogue on Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy in an Unjust World

November 1, 2004

"First Freedoms: An Interview with Thomas Farr"

January 1, 2004

International Justice as Equal Regard and the Use of Force

September 19, 2003

Overcoming the Cyprus Tragedy: Let Cypriots be Cypriot

September 1, 1997

Augustine and the Limits of Politics

January 1, 1996


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Thomasfarr_rfpThomas Farr

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Thomas F. Farr is director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and a visiting associate professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. A former American diplomat and leading authority on international religious freedom, Farr has published widely, including "Diplomacy in an Age of Faith" in Foreign Affairs (March/April 2008), and World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty is Vital to American National Security (Oxford University Press, 2008). Farr received his B.A. in history from Mercer University, and his Ph.D. in modern British and European history from the University of North Carolina.


TimshahTimothy Shah

Timothy Samuel Shah is associate director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and visiting assistant professor in the Government Department, Georgetown University. He is a political scientist specializing in the relationship between religion and political freedom in theory, history, and contemporary practice. Shah is author, with Monica Duffy Toft and Daniel Philpott, of God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (W.W. Norton, 2011) and is editor of an Oxford University Press series on “Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South” that has so far generated three volumes. His articles on religion and global politics have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the Journal of Democracy, the Review of Politics, and elsewhere.

ASSOCIATE SCHOLARS

IlanalonIlan Alon

Ilan Alon is the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of International Business and director of the China Center at Rollins College, as well as a visiting scholar and Asia fellow at Harvard University. Alon applies his significant education and consulting experiences in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and America to his current focus on international business management and marketing, with an emphasis on China. Alon has edited numerous books on Chinese business, including China Rules: Globalization and Political Transformation (2009) and Globalization of Chinese Enterprises (2008). He also conducts consulting work that ranges from government institutions and multinational companies to small and medium enterprises and individual executives. Alon is a recent recipient of the Chinese Marketing Award, a dual award from the Tripod Marketing Association (China) and the Society for Marketing Advances (USA). Alon holds a B.S. and M.B.A. from Farleigh Dickinson University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Kent State University.

CasanovaJosé Casanova

José Casanova is one of the world's top scholars in the sociology of religion. He is a professor at the Department of Sociology at Georgetown University, and heads the Berkley Center's Program on Globalization, Religion and the Secular. He has published works in a broad range of subjects, including religion and globalization, migration and religious pluralism, transnational religions, and sociological theory. His best-known work, Public Religions in the Modern World (1994), has become a modern classic in the field and has been translated into five languages, including Arabic and Indonesian. In 2012, Casanova was awarded the Theology Prize from the Salzburger Hochschulwochen in recognition of life-long achievement in the field of theology.

ElshtainjeanJean Bethke Elshtain

Jean Bethke Elshtain was the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago from 1996 until her death in August 2013. She also had appointments at Chicago 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. She had 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 B.A. and M.A. from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in politics from Brandeis University in 1973.

AnthonygillAnthony Gill

Tony Gill is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington, adjunct professor of sociology at the UW, and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He specializes in political economy and religion & politics, with an emphasis on church-state relations, religious liberty, and religious economies. He is author of The Political Origins of Religious Liberty (Cambridge 2007) and Rendering Unto Caesar: The Catholic Church and the State in Latin America (University of Chicago Press, 1998). Gill has also published numerous journal articles, book chapters and has been a guest host for a local talk radio program. His latest endeavor is a weekly and free podcast series called Research on Religion that seeks to make social scientific studies of religion more accessible to the public. Currently, he is studying how governments regulate religious organizations and how this impacts the level of religiosity in society. In addition to studying religion & politics, his interests relate to methodological and analytical issues surrounding comparative political analysis, including research design, rational choice and game theory. Gill received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

WillinbodenWilliam Inboden

William Inboden is associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and executive director of the Clements Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft at the University of Texas-Austin. He is also a distinguished scholar at the Strauss Center for International Security and non-resident fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Previously he served as senior vice president of the Legatum Institute and as senior director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council at the White House. Inboden also worked at the Department of State as a member of the Policy Planning Staff and a special advisor in the Office of International Religious Freedom. He is the author of Religion and American Foreign Policy, 1945-1960: The Soul of Containment (2008) and a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine. Inboden received his Ph.D., M.Phil., and M.A. degrees in history from Yale University, and his A.B. from Stanford University.

TimurkuranTimur Kuran

Timur Kuran is professor of economics and political science, and Gorter Family Professor in Islamic Studies at Duke University. Kuran’s research focuses on the intersection of Islam and economics, including the effect of Islamic economic institutions on the political development of the Middle East. His books, which have been translated into numerous languages, includePrivate Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification,The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East, and Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism. In addition to his work at Duke, Kuran directs the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association. After completing his secondary education in Turkey, Kuran received degrees in economics from Princeton University and Stanford University.

NovakdavidDavid Novak

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 University of Toronto since 1997. He is a member of The Centre for Ethics, a part of the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University College. From 1997 to 2002 he also was Director of the Jewish Studies Programme. In 2006 he received the Dean's Award for Excellence. From 1989 to 1997 he was the Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia. Previously he taught at Oklahoma City University, Old Dominion University, the New School for Social Research, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and Baruch College of the City University of New York. From 1966 to 1969 he was Jewish Chaplain to St. Elizabeth's Hospital, National Institute of Mental Health, in Washington, DC From 1966 to 1989 he served as a pulpit rabbi in several communities in the United States.

JohnowenJohn M. Owen

John M. Owen is the Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Liberal Peace, Liberal War: American Politics and International Security (Cornell, 1997) and The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010 (Princeton, 2010). He is also co-editor of Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order (Columbia, 2011). His is currently writing The Struggle of Islamism: What the West's Own Past Teaches Us about Political Islam (Princeton), which draws lessons on the dynamics of conflict in the Muslim world today and what the outside world ought, and ought not, to do in response. His articles have been widely published in academic and popular sources, including Foreign Affairs, International Security, The National Interest, and The New York Times. Owen is the editor of Security Studies, a member of the editorial board of International Security, and a faculty fellow at UVA's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He received his Ph.D. and A.M from Harvard University, M.P.A. from Princeton University, and A.B. from Duke University.

DanielphilpottDaniel Philpott

Daniel Philpott, a Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for Peace Studies, specializes in the relationship between religion and politics and Catholicism’s contributions to freedom and democracy. He has also participated in faith-inspired reconciliation efforts in some of the world’s worst conflict zones, including Kashmir and the Great Lakes region of Africa. Philpott is the author or editor of several books, including Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation (Oxford University Press, 2012); God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (W.W. Norton, 2011), co-authored with Monica Toft and Timothy Shah; The Politics of Past Evil: Religion, Reconciliation, and Transitional Justice (Notre Dame, 2006); and Revolutions in Sovereignty: How Ideas Shaped Modern International Relations (Princeton, 2001).

AnisarkissianAni Sarkissian

Ani Sarkissian is an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University, where she is a core faculty member of the Muslim Studies Program and the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. She focuses on comparing and investigating the role of religion in politics in countries around the world. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled The Varieties of Religious Repression that examines how and why authoritarian regimes use religious restrictions as an instrument of their rule. She is also involved in a project investigating the political consequences of the Roman Catholic Charismatic Renewal in sub-Saharan Africa. She and her co-authors are in the process of drafting a book manuscript that will include the results of their research in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Sarkissian received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006, where she received grants from the National Science Foundation and IREX to develop her dissertation on religion and democratization.

MonasiddiquiMona Siddiqui

Mona Siddiqui is professor of Islamic and inter-religious studies and assistant principal for religion and society at the University of Edinburgh. She researches classical Islamic law, contemporary law and ethics, and Christian-Muslim relations. Siddiqui is the chair of the BBC's Scottish Religious Advisory Committee and is a regular broadcaster and commentator on radio and other media. She is a member of the Commission on Scottish Devolution and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Islam-West Dialogue. Her publications include How to Read the Qur’an (2007), Islam (2010), The Good Muslim (2012), and Christians, Muslims and Jesus (2013), as well as numerous articles, essays, and opinion pieces. Siddiqui received her Ph.D. from the University of Manchester in 1992 and holds three honorary doctorates.

DuffytoftMonica Duffy Toft

Monica Duffy Toft is professor of government and public policy at Oxford University's Blavatnik School of Government. She previously was associate professor of public policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government from 2004 to 2012 and director of the Initiative on Religion in International Affairs from 2007 to 2012; she was the assistant director of the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies from 1999 to 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. 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.

RogertriggRoger Trigg

Roger Trigg, of St Cross College, Oxford, is senior research fellow in the Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford, and a member of Oxford's faculties of philosophy and of theology and religion. From 2007 to 2011, he served as principal investigator (with Justin Barrett) in a major research project on the cognitive science of religion, based in Oxford. He is professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Warwick. Trigg has been president of the British Society for Philosophy of Religion (1993-1996) and chaired the National Committee for Philosophy (1997-2003) and its successor organization, the British Philosophical Association (2003-2004). He was also president of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion from 2008 to 2010. In addition, he holds membership in the Council of the European Society for Science and Religion and International Society for Science and Religion. His recent publications include Morality Matters (2004), Religion in Public Life: Must Faith be Privatized? (2007), and Equality, Freedom and Religion (2011); he is also the author of a 2010 report “Free to Believe? Religious Freedom in a Liberal Society,” published by Theos. His most recent book on Religious Diversity: Philosophical and Political Dimensions is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

RobertwoodberryRobert Woodberry

Robert Woodberry is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Project on Religion and Economic Change (PREC) at the National University of Singapore. Woodberry is a sociologist specializing in the impact of religion on political development and economic change. For well over a decade, Woodberry has analyzed the long-term social, political, and economic impact of Protestant missionary activity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. A recent fruit of this research was a seminal article, “The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy,” which appeared in the flagship journal of American political science, the American Political Science Review, in May 2012. The article won the American Political Science Association’s 2013 Luebbert Best Article Award given for the best article in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years. For Georgetown’s “Christianity and Freedom” initiative, Woodberry is writing an essay on Protestant Missionaries: Cultural Imperialists or Agents of Democracy?, in which he explores the role of Protestant missionaries in contributing to democracy and religious freedom in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania.

PROJECT STAFF

KylevandermeulenKyle Vander Meulen

Kyle Vander Meulen joined the Berkley Center in January 2011. Before coming to the center, he completed his master's studies in Divinity at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Kyle has interned for former Senate majority leader Bill Frist and for three years worked as an assistant to Michael Novak at the American Enterprise Institute. He holds a B.A. in Religion with a secondary field in Public Health from the George Washington University.

ClaudiawinklerClaudia Winkler

Claudia Winkler joined the Berkley Center in February 2014. Before joining the center, Claudia completed her master's degree in German at Georgetown University and worked as a teacher of both German and English, serving students of all ages, from preschool-aged children to adult learners. She holds a B.A. in Economics, History, and German from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC.