Religion and Foreign Policy

POLSCI 237

Examines ways in which religious ideas, identities, and actors impact the foreign policy actions of states. Topics include just war theory, religious nationalism, public opinion, elites, and faith-based approaches to peacebuilding.  Focus on theory as well as comparisons of contemporary case studies. Cases include United States, Turkey, India, Israel, Iran, and Russia and explore various elements of the five major world religions. Major assigments: ongoing blog, policy brief, and final group video project.