Religion and foreign policy expert Timothy Shah to speak at WWS, March 25
Timothy Shah, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Religion and Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, will present a public talk titled, "March of the Jacobins: The Advance and Retreat of Political Secularism in the 20th Century," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.
Shah’s research and expertise is in the areas of religion and foreign policy; religion and the theory and practice of democracy; global democratization; Third World religion and politics; South Asia; and religion and domestic politics.
In addition to his role at the Council on Foreign Relations he is a Senior Research Scholar at the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University. He is also a Principal Researcher at the Religion in Global Politics Project at Harvard University and a Research Director at the Project on Evangelicalism and Democracy in the Global South. Formerly, he was Senior Fellow for Religion and World Affairs at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
Shah earned his undergraduate and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He also studied theology, law, and ethics at Christ Church, Oxford University.
This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion. It is part of the “Crossroads of Religion and Politics” series and is free and open to the public.