PI SIGMA ALPHA and the National Political Science Honor Society Welcomes Jonathan Fox, a professor in Political Science Studies at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. Dr. Fox will be speaking on – The Unfree Exercise of Religion on Monday, February 20, 2017 in Argyros Forum, 209B, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Dr. Jonathan Fox is Professor in Political Studies at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. His work focuses on the influence of religion on politics, especially the impact of religion on domestic conflict and international relations. Fox was part of the Templeton Foundation funded Religion and State project from 2008 to 2011, which collected and analyzed data on government involvement in religion. He has also worked on the Minorities at Risk and State Failure projects. Fox is the author or editor of several books and over fifty research articles and book chapters, including “Political Secularism, Religion, and the State: A Time Series Analysis of Worldwide Data” (forthcoming). His lecture will include some reflections on the research that he has recently published in his new book, “The Unfree Exercise of Religion: A World Survey of Discrimination against Religious Minorities.”