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Margaret Jenkins

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Margaret Jenkins has a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto (2010) and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University from 2004-05. She has also worked at the UN Development Fund for Women and the Canadian International Development Agency. Her research focuses on questions that pluralism raises for governance and foreign policy in (and towards) the developing world, especially in areas of conflict. She has written about the limits of toleration in foreign policy and the challenges faced by rights-based approaches to development in diverse religious and cultural contexts. Her research also explores the philosophical beliefs and political agendas of religious and nonliberal political organizations, and examines how these groups engage with government policy and international institutions. She recently moved to Washington, DC from Hanoi, Vietnam where she was living from 2009 to 2011. While in Hanoi, she worked on several research projects and lectured at Vietnam National University.