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John M. Owen

Associate Scholar, Religious Freedom Project


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John M. Owen IV is the Ambassador Henry J. and Mrs. Marion R. Taylor Professor of Politics, faculty fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, and faculty affiliate with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His books include Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West's Past (2014); The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime Change 1510-2010 (2010); and Liberal Peace, Liberal War: American Politics and International Security (1997). He co-edited Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order (2011). Owen's articles have been published in Foreign Affairs, National Interest, and the New York Times. He was editor-in-chief of Security Studies from 2011 to 2014; he is an editorial board member of International Security. From 2014 to 2016, Owen was an associate scholar with the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project. Owen received his Ph.D. and A.M. from Harvard University, M.P.A. from Princeton University, and A.B. from Duke University.