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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 31, 2017

Guatemala: Religion and Policy Intertwined

Religious institutions and beliefs play especially significant roles for Guatemala’s people. These roles are unusually complex, intertwined with ethnic identities, social and economic divides, and Guatemala’s fraught political landscape. The task of bridging Guatemala’s deep divides cries out for stronger religious leadership. This publication is a continuation of the Country-Level Mapping…


April 24, 2018

The Future of Political Islam: Trends and Prospects

Duration: 1 hours 37 minutes

March 22, 2018

Religious Intolerance and America’s Image and Policies Abroad

Duration: 1 hours 37 minutes

February 27, 2017

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

Duration: 1 hours 16 minutes