Elizabeth H. Prodromou

Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution


Education
  • PhD, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • SM, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MALD, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • BA, Tufts University

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, teaching in the Program in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress (Washington, DC) and a Non-Resident Fellow at The Hedayah International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (Abu Dhabi). Before coming to Fletcher, Prodromou served a diplomatic appointment as Vice Chair and Commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (2004-2012), and she was a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group (2011-2015). Her research interests focus on the intersection of religion, democracy, and security, with particular expertise on religion and geopolitics in the Near East and Southeastern Europe. Published widely in scholarly and policy journals and media, she has been involved in advisory work for international and non-governmental organizations on international religious freedom. Her current research focuses on migration, religion, and security in Europe and Eurasia, as well as on response strategies of religious institutions to state repression. She holds a Ph.D. and an S. M. in political science from MIT. She holds a B.A. in History and IR from Tufts University, an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School, and a Ph.D in Political Science from MIT. Prodromou was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Tufts University Alumni Association in 2008. She is co-editor of and contributor to Eastern Orthodox Christianity and American Higher Education (2016) and Thinking Through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars (2008).


Areas of Expertise
  • Conflict Analysis and Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Ethnic Conflict
  • Minorities
  • Human Rights
  • Religion and Politics
  • Security and Defense, International
  • Terrorism

Professional Activities
  • US Secretary of State’s Working Group on Religion and Foreign Policy: Subgroup on Religious Freedom, Democracy, and Security in the Middle East and North Africa (2011-present)
  • Commissioner and Vice Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (2004-2012)
  • Interfaith Board of Advisors for the Council on Faith & International Affairs
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Mediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues
  • Co-Chair, Eastern Mediterranean and Europe Study Group. Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Co-Chair, Muslims and Democratic Politics Study Group. Center for European Studies, Harvard University (1/13-5/14)
  • Co-Chair, Southeastern Europe Study Group. Center for European Studies, Harvard University (9/06-4/14)

Affiliations
  • Center for European Studies, Harvard University

Research Interests
  • Religion, Democracy, Security
  • Transatlantic policy responses to global religious radicalism and violent extremism
  • Causal interactions between Identity discourses and geopolitical interests
  • Eastern Mediterranean, Near East, Europe
  • Orthodox Christianity and Islam
  • By Region Balkan States
  • By Region Middle East
  • By Region Greece
  • By Region Turkey
  • By Region Cyprus
  • By Region Egypt
  • Religion and Politics
  • Security—International
  • Terrorism


Email Address
Elizabeth.Prodromou@tufts.edu

Office Phone
617-627-4742

Office Location
M232B

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School Leadership

Advisors

  • Board of Advisors
  • Asian Advisory Group
  • European Advisory Group
  • Latin American Advisory Group
  • MENASA Advisory Group