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Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou

Vice Chair, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

washington, d.c.

Dr. Prodromou is an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at Boston University, where she directs the M.A. Program in International Relations and Religion. She holds a doctorate in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

She has published widely on issues of religion and security, and democracy, human rights, and religious freedom in Europe and the United States. Her publications have appeared in scholarly and policy journals around the world, as well as in numerous edited volumes on human rights, religious freedom, politics, and culture in Southeastern Europe.

A regional expert on Southeastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, Prodromou has been an invited policy consultant to numerous U.S. government, transatlantic, and European Union institutions.

She is currently serving her fourth term on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). She also was elected a fourth time as vice chair of the USCIRF, for 2010-2011. She was appointed to the USCIRF in 2004 by Congress-woman Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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