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Daniel PhilpottDaniel Philpott

Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies
(PhD, Harvard University)
313 Hesburgh Center

Geographic Focus: International; Africa

Thematic interests: Religion and global politics; transitional justice; reconciliation; ethics and international relations

Current research: Religious freedom and Islam; forgiveness in politics

Recent publications:


Just and Unjust Peace: An Ethic of Political Reconciliation (Oxford University Press, 2012)

God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (with Monica Duffy Toft and Timothy Samuel Shah) (W.W. Norton, 2011)

Revolutions in Sovereignty: How Ideas Shaped Modern International Relations (Princeton University Press, 2001)

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“The Justice of Forgiveness,” Journal of Religious Ethics 41, 3 (2013)

“An Ethic of Political Reconciliation,” Ethics and International Affairs 23, 4 (Winter 2009)

“Explaining the Political Ambivalence of Religion,” American Political Science Review, 101, 3 (August 2007)




Ford Program

Varieties of Democracy

Latin American/North America Church Concerns

Notre Dame Award

Kellogg Faculty Fellows

Visiting Fellows Program

Faculty Research

Working Groups

Undergraduate Student Programs

Graduate Student Programs

International Development Studies Minor

Latin American Studies Minor

Institute Publications

Working Papers

K-12 Resources

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