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 at The Fletcher School for Law & Diplomacy (Tufts University), where she teaches in the Program in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. She is Co-Chair of the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe Study Group at Harvard University’s CES. 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 since 2011, is a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group, serving on the Subgroup on Religious Freedom, Democracy, and Security in the Middle East and North Africa. Her research deals with issues of religious freedom, democratization, and security threats, with particular focus on comparative religion-political regimes in the Near East and on Transatlantic responses to religious radicalism. Published widely in scholarly and policy journals and international media, she has been involved in research and advisory work for international and non-governmental organizations on religious freedom rights. Her current research focuses on rights of religious minorities under secularist and non-secularist regimes, as well as on strategies of religious institutions to state repression and persecution. She holds a Ph.D. and an S. M. in political science from MIT. She was awarded a Distinguished Service Award by the Tufts University Alumni Association in 2008.


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
Courses

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Email Address
Elizabeth.Prodromou@tufts.edu

Office Phone
617-627-4742

Office Location
M232B