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

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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, specializing in international business management and marketing, with an emphasis on China. He is also an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project and visiting scholar and Asia fellow at Harvard University. Among his numerous edited publications are China Rules: Globalization and Political Transformation (2009) and Globalization of Chinese Enterprises (2008). Alon’s significant education and consulting experiences in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and America range 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 Universit, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Kent State University.

AnthonygillAnthony Gill

Anthony (Tony) Gill is a professor of political science and adjunct professor of sociology at the University of Washington, a distinguished senior fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion, and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. He specializes in political economy and religion and politics, with an emphasis on church-state relations, religious liberty, and religious economies. Gill’s current research focuses on how governments regulate religious organizations and how this impacts the level of religiosity in society. He is author of The Political Origins of Religious Liberty (2007) and Rendering Unto Caesar: The Catholic Church and the State in Latin America (1998). In addition to numerous other publications, he runs a weekly and free podcast series that seeks to make social scientific studies of religion more accessible to the public. Gill received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

GrimbrianBrian Grim

Brian J. Grim is president of the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation and a leading expert on the socioeconomic impact of restrictions on religious freedom and international religious demography. He is an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project and an affiliated scholar at Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion & World Affairs. Prior to becoming the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s president in 2014, Grim directed the largest social science effort to collect and analyze global data on religion at the Pew Research Center. He also worked for two decades as an educator in the former Soviet Union, China, Central Asia, Middle East, and Europe. He is author of numerous articles and books, including The Price of Freedom Denied (2010), and writes the Weekly Number Blog. Grim holds a doctorate in sociology from the Pennsylvania State University and is also a TEDx speaker.

AllenhertzkeAllen Hertzke

Allen Hertzke is Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma and faculty fellow in Religious Freedom for OU’s Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage. Hertzke is an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project (RFP) and was the co-chair of RFP’s Christianity and Freedom Project steering committee. He is also a distinguished senior fellow for the Institute for Studies of Religion. Hertzke 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, and Representing God in Washington: The Role of Religious Lobbies in the American Polity (1988). He is also editor of The Future of Religious Freedom: Global Challenges (2012) and co-author of Religion and Politics in America: Faith, Culture, and Strategic Choices (1995/2010).

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, non-resident fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, senior advisor with Avascent International, and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. Previously he served as senior vice president of the Legatum Institute and senior director for the White House’s Strategic Planning on the National Security Council. Inboden also worked at the Department of State as a member of the Policy Planning Staff and 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 from Yale University and A.B. from Stanford University.

KarriekoeselKarrie Koesel

Karrie J. Koesel is assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project, specializing in contemporary Chinese and Russian politics, authoritarianism, and religion and politics. Her current research projects focus on authoritarian resilience and learning in blocking democratic change; a second examines how authoritarian regimes attempt to build loyalty among rebellious youth. She is the author of Religion and Authoritarianism: Cooperation, Conflict and the Consequences (2014), and her work has appeared in Perspectives on Politics, The China Quarterly, and Post-Soviet Affairs. She has received grants from the John Templeton Foundation, Social Science Research Council, Fulbright program, International Research & Exchanges Board, Einaudi Center and East Asia Program at Cornell University, and the University of Oregon. In 2009, she earned her Ph.D. from Cornell University and won the 2010 American Political Science Association Aaron Wildavsky Award for the best dissertation on religion and politics.

TimurkuranTimur Kuran

Timur Kuran is professor of economics and political science and Gorter Family Professor in Islamic Studies at Duke University, as well as an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. 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, include The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East (2010), Islam and Mammon: The Economic Predicaments of Islamism (2005), and Private Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification (1998). In addition to his work at Duke, Kuran directs the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies 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.

JohnowenJohn M. Owen

John M. Owen IV is the Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics and faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. His books include Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past (November 2014); The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010 (2010); Liberal Peace, Liberal War: American Politics and International Security (1997); and Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order (2011, as co-editor). His articles have been published in Foreign Affairs, International Security, the National Interest, and the New York Times. Owen is the editor of Security Studies and editorial board member of International Security. 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 and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project, 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 (2012); God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (2011, co-authored with Monica Toft and Timothy Shah); Strategies of Peace: Transforming Conflict in a Violent Word (2010, edited with Gerard F. Powers); The Politics of Past Evil: Religion, Reconciliation, and Transitional Justice (2006); and Revolutions in Sovereignty: How Ideas Shaped Modern International Relations (2001). He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

AnisarkissianAni Sarkissian

Ani Sarkissian is an assistant professor of political science at Michigan State University (MSU) and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. A core faculty member of MSU’s Muslim Studies Program and Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, her research focuses on comparing and investigating the role of religion in politics in countries around the world. Her book The Varieties of Religious Repression: Why Governments Restrict Religion (January 2015) examines how and why authoritarian regimes use religious restrictions as an instrument of their rule. With Robert Dowd and Paul Kollman she is drafting a book manuscript investigating the political consequences of Roman Catholic Charismatic renewal in sub-Saharan Africa, based on their research in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Sarkissian received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006, where she received grants from the National Science Foundation and IREX to develop her dissertation on religion and democratization.

RebeccashahRebecca Shah

Rebecca Samuel Shah is a research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. Shah is the project leader of a research initiative on religion, entrepreneurship, and economic development in the modern world, entitled “Holy Avarice: Religion and the Re-enchantment of Modern Capitalism,” which is funded by the Religion and Innovation in Human Affairs program of the Historical Society in Boston. Shah is also the principal investigator for a research project on the effects of tithing and thrift on the enterprising poor in Bangalore, India, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. In 2011, she conducted groundbreaking empirical research on the role of Pentecostalism among Dalit women in India. Her essay “Pentecost Amid Pujas: Charismatic Christianity in the Lives of Dalit Women in 21st Century Bangalore” appeared in Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century ( 2013). Shah was also a part of the Christianity and Freedom Project headed by the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project.

WbradfordwilcoxW. Bradford Wilcox

W. Bradford Wilcox is an associate professor of sociology and the director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, as well as an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. His research focuses on issues of marriage, parenthood, and cohabitation. His publications include Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives (2013, with Kathleen Kovner Kline), Whither the Child?: Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility (2013, with Eric Kaufmann), and Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands (2004). Wilcox’s forthcoming book with Nicholas Wolfinger is titled Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Children & Marriage among African Americans and Latinos (2015). He has also published articles on marriage, cohabitation, parenting, and fatherhood in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Wilcox received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Princeton University and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.

RobertwoodberryRobert Woodberry

Robert Woodberry is an associate professor of Political Science and director of the Project on Religion and Economic Change at the National University of Singapore. He is also a non-resident scholar at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion and an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project (RFP); he was a part of RFP’s Christianity and Freedom Project. 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. This research resulted in his seminal article “The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy”; it was published in the American Political Science Review in May 2012 and 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.

PROJECT STAFF

NicholasfedykNicholas Fedyk

Nicholas Fedyk joined the Berkley Center in June 2014 as a project associate with the Religious Freedom Project. He graduated from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service in 2014, where he majored in Culture and Politics, focusing on religion and Eastern European politics. He previously worked at the Berkley Center as a research assistant for Professor Timothy Shah. As a student at Georgetown, Nick participated in campus publications, student government and community service. He studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2013.

ClaudiawinklerClaudia Winkler

Claudia Winkler joined the Berkley Center in February 2014 as a project associate with the Religious Freedom Project. 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, South Carolina.