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Robert J. Joustra is assistant professor of international studies at Redeemer University College, where he is also director of the Centre for Christian Scholarship. He is a fellow at the Review of Faith and International Affairs and the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C. Before joining academia, he taught English in Kobe, Japan, and worked for nearly a decade for Cardus on issues ranging from urban planning and education diversity to religious freedom. His books include How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith and Politics at the End of the World (2016, with Alissa Wilkinson), The Church and Religious Persecution (2015, with Kevin den Dulk), and God and Global Order: The Power of Religion in American Foreign Policy (2010, ed. with Jonathan Chaplin). The Religious Problem with Religious Freedom: Why Foreign Policy Needs Political Theology is forthcoming in summer 2017 as part of Routledge's religion and politics series. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Bath in England.