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Monica Duffy Toft: The Resurgence of Religion in Global Politics

Date of Lecture: October 18, 2011

Monica Duffy ToftAbout the Speaker: Monica Duffy Toft is associate professor of public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and director of the Initiative on Religion in International Affairs. Her most recent books include "Securing the Peace"(Princeton, 2011) and "God’s Century" (with Daniel Philpott and Timothy Shah, Norton, 2012).

About the Talk: In this talk, Toft explains how — despite predictions for a secular society — modernization, democratization and globalization have actually increased religion's influence on global politics.

One of the Deitchman Family Lectures on Religion and Modernity.

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