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Elizabeth H. Prodromou

Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution

Elizabeth H. Prodromou

Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution
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617-627-4742
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Education
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • S.M., Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MALD, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • B.A., Tufts University
Biography

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is visiting associate professor of conflict resolution at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she directs the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy. She is a non-resident senior fellow and co-chair of the Working Group on Christians and Religious Pluralism, at the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, and is also non-resident fellow at The Hedayah International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism.

Prodromou served as vice chair and commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (2004-2012) and was a member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group (2011-2015). Her research interests focus on geopolitics and religion, with particular focus on the intersection of religion, democracy, and security in the Middle East and Southeastern Europe. Her current research project focus on Orthodox Christianity and geopolitics, as well as on religion and migration in Greece.

Published widely in scholarly and policy journals, she is a frequent commentator and contributor in U.S. and international media. She has been involved in research and advisory work for international and non-governmental organizations on religious freedom and human rights, and she is active in interfaith and ecumenical peace-building initiatives around the world. She is co-editor and contributor for Eastern Orthodox Christianity and American Higher Education (2016) and Thinking Through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars (2008).

She holds a Ph.D. and an S.M. in political science from MIT, an MALD. in international relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a B.A. in history and international relations from Tufts University. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and is the recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the Tufts University Alumni Association.

Areas of expertise
Gender in International Affairs
Human Rights
Humanitarian Affairs
International Politics
International Security
Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
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)
Other 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
  • Balkan States
  • The Middle East
  • Greece
  • Turkey
  • Cyprus
  • Egypt
  • Religion and Politics
  • Security-International
  • Terrorism