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Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou

Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is a retired, senior US diplomat, having served (2004-2012) as Vice Chair of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. Since 2011, she is a member of the US Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group: Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society. Elizabeth is an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for European Studies (CES) at Harvard University, where she Co-Chairs the Southeastern Europe Study Group and the Study Group on Muslims and Democratic Politics; beginning in 2014, she will be Visiting Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University. 

She has been an invited consultant to the US diplomacy and defense communities, as well as international organizations, such as NATO, the UN, and the EU. In addition to publishing widely in journals such as Orbis, Survival, Journal of Democracy, Social Compass, Journal of Faith & International Affairs, she is a contributor to numerous collected volumes and is co-editor and contributor to Thinking Through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars.  She is a frequent contributor and commentator in media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and The Hill’s Congress Blog, as well as on TV and radio outlets such as VOA and NPR, and has been quoted as an expert in leading international print media.

Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in political science from MIT, an M.A.L.D.  from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a B.A. in international relations and history from Tufts University.





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