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Religion intersects with policy decisions in myriad and often unexpected ways. The Berkley Center provides expertise in several topic areas and regions which you can explore below, and we also offer case studies and policy briefs to illustrate the religious dimensions of key global challenges and offer policy recommendations.

Policy Briefs

Policy Brief August 26, 2020

The Many Faces of Turkey's Religious Soft Power

In this policy brief, Ahmet Erdi Öztürk argues that Turkey, under the ruling Justice and Development Party of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has sought to use Islam visibly and impactfully in its foreign policy, sparking a diverse range of responses.


October 21, 2020

A Time to Heal, A Time to Build

Duration: 1 hours 1 minutes

April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 Crisis: Taking Stock of Religious Responses

Duration: 1 hours 5 minutes

February 27, 2017

How to Take Religion Seriously in World Politics: Can Religious Studies Help?

Duration: 1 hours 16 minutes