Michael Driessen

Michael Driessen

2012 Associate Professor of Political Science

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BA, University of Portland, 2002
M.A., SAIS - Johns Hopkins University, 2005
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2011

Michael D. Driessen is Associate Professor of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at John Cabot University, Rome. He received his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame and has been a post-doctoral fellow at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar as well as a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He has published the book Religion and Democratization (Oxford University Press, 2014), and his articles have appeared in Comparative Politics, Sociology of Religion, Politics and Religion, and Democratization.

Michael also serves as an advisor for the Adyan Foundation in Lebanon with whom he has published a number of policy reports, including the 2021 co-edited volume, “Human Fraternity and Inclusive Citizenship: Interreligious Engagement in the Mediterranean,” published in collaboration with the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His new book, “The Global Politics of Interreligious Dialogue” is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

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