Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. She is also Visiting Scholar in the International Studies Program at Boston College, where she will join the faculty as Visiting Professor in the forthcoming academic year. Previously, she served as faculty director of the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Additionally, she serves as co-president at Religions for Peace, a non-governmental international coalition comprised of representatives from the world’s religions.
From 2011 to 2015, she was a member of the US Secretary of State’s Religion & Foreign Policy Working Group and served a diplomatic appointment as vice chair and commissioner on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom from 2004 to 2012.
Her research interests focus on the intersections of geopolitics, human rights, and religion in Eurasia and Europe, with particular focus on the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. She is the author of multiple edited volumes and book chapters, including The Kremlin playbook 3: Keeping the faith, and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of World Christianity and Journal of Democracy.
Dr. Prodromou has delivered expert testimony and briefings to policymaking bodies such as the US Helsinki Commission, the European Parliament, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and NATO. She has held visiting research appointments from the Center for American Progress, the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, the Hedayah International Center of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, Harvard University, and Princeton University.
She holds a PhD and an SM in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MALD in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.