What can Canada expect to achieve by promoting religious freedom abroad? The question can best be answered by posing it in another way: What can Canada contribute by promoting religious freedom abroad? Before Canada created its office, the United States operated the only diplomatic program explicitly charged with promoting global religious freedom, and its activities inevitably became […]
Professor of Political Science, University of Oklahoma
An internationally recognized expert on religion and politics, Allen Hertzke is Presidential Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. He is author of several books, including Representing Good In Washington, an award-winning analysis of religious lobbies, which has been issued in Chinese language translation; Echoes of Discontent (1993), an account of church-rooted populist movements; and co-author of RELIGION AND POLITICS IN AMERICA, a comprehensive text on faith and politics now in its fourth edition. His most recent book is Freeing God's Children: The Unlikely Alliance for Global Human Rights. A frequent news commentator, Hertzke has been featured in such outlets as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, The New Republic, USA Today, Weekly Standard, L.A. Times, National Review, BBC World Service, PBS, National Public Radio, and Swedish Radio. A winner of numerous teaching awards, Dr. Hertzke has lectured at the National Press Club, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Council on Foreign Relations, and before numerous audiences in China.