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Daniel PhilpottDaniel Philpott

Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies
Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights
(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)

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