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Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center on the US and Europe, Brookings Institution; Associate Professor of Political Science, Boston College

Daimler Fellow - Class of Fall 2012


Jonathan Laurence is associate professor of Political Science at Boston College with a focus on European politics, transatlantic relations, and Islam in the West. He is also a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an affiliate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard, and a regular guest researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. His PhD thesis was awarded the 2006 Harold D. Lasswell Prize for the best dissertation on public policy from the American Political Science Association. Laurence is author of Integrating Islam: Political and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France (with Justin Vaisse, Brookings Press, 2006), which received an Outstanding Academic Title Award from the American Library Association. He is also the author of extensive articles in both policy journals and the news media, and of two edited volumes, The New French Council for the Muslim Faith (2005) and Governments and Muslim Communities in the West (with Philippa Strum, 2008). In 2012, Princeton University Press published The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims: The State’s Role in Minority Integration.