2011 Program Events
Monica Duffy Toft, "God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics"
10.25.11 | 5:30 p.m. | Nott Memorial
Monica Duffy Toft is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The topic of her lecture is "God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics", which is also the title of her recently published co-authored book. Her research interests include religion and politics, nationalism and ethnic conflict, civil and interstate wars, the relationship between demography and national security, international relations theory, and military and strategic planning. A 2008 Carnegie Scholar, Professor Toft is the author of Securing The Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars (Princeton University Press, 2009),The Geography of Ethnic Conflict: Identity, Interests, and Territory (Princeton University Press, 2003). Most recently, Prof. Toft is co-author of God's Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (W.W. Norton, 2011). She is also co-editor of The Fog of Peace: Strategic and Military Planning under Uncertainty (Routledge, 2006). Professor Toft was a research intern at the RAND Corporation and served in the U.S. Army in southern Germany as a Russian voice interceptor. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Political Science and Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Professor Toft is director of the Belfer Center's Initiative on Religion in International Affairs, which was established with a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.
Rital Gross, "Gender and Buddhism"
10.19.11 | 5 p.m. | Nott Memorial