Jonathan Laurence is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Nonresident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy studies at the Brookings Institution (Washington, DC). He is also an affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in 2006.
Laurence is author of the award-winning The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims (Princeton, 2012) and of the highly praised Integrating Islam (with Justin Vaïsse, Brookings, 2006). His new book, forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2017, is a comparative study of Islamic and Catholic institutions’ relations with the modern state. He completed 18 months of interviews and archival research for this project in Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria.
Jonathan’s essays, articles and commentary on international affairs regularly appear in US and European periodicals and news media, and he is frequently invited to speak in international academic and policy settings.
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