Terrence L. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Religion and Politics in the Department of Government and a Senior Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
He is an affiliate member of the Department of African American Studies and Department of Theology and Religious Studies.
He is the author of Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy (Oxford 2012) and serves as co-editor of the Duke University Press Series Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+embed+link+in+text&oq=how+to+embed+link+in+&aqs=chrome.3.69i57j0l5.15024j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8. His essays have appeared in a number of edited volumes and journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, Journal of Africana Religions, Reading Religion and the Journal of the Society Christian Ethics.
Johnson's second manuscript, We Testify with Our Lives: Black Power and the Ethical Turn in Politics, explores the decline of Afro-Christianity in the post-civil rights era and the increasing efforts among African American leftists to imagine ethics and human rights activism as necessary extensions of, and possibly challenges to, political liberalism, pragmatism and liberal public philosophies rooted in individualism, neutrality and exceptionalism.
A graduate of Morehouse College, Johnson received his M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Brown University.
Matthew Kroenig is a Professor in the Department of Government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
A 2019 study in Perspectives on Politics ranked him as one of the top 25 most-cited political scientists of his generation.
Dr. Kroenig is the author or editor of seven books, including The Return of Great Power Rivalry: Democracy versus Autocracy from the Ancient World to the US and China (Oxford University Press, 2020), which was Amazon's #1 New Release in International Relations. The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters (Oxford University Press, 2018) was selected by the US Air Force for its professional reading list and was translated into Chinese and Korean. Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons (Cornell University Press, 2010) was awarded the International Studies Association Best Book Award, Honorable Mention.
His articles have appeared in many publications, including: American Political Science Review, Annual Review of Political Science, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Organization, International Security, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Strategic Studies, Politico, Security Studies, Strategic Studies Quarterly, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among others. He writes the bi-weekly "Its Debatable" column at Foreign Policy. Dr. Kroenig provides regular commentary for major media outlets, including on PBS Newshour, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CBS, BBC, CNN, Fox News, NPR All Things Considered, and C-SPAN.
Dr. Kroenig has served in several positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and the intelligence community in the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations, including in the Strategy, Middle East, and Nuclear and Missile Defense offices in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the CIA's Strategic Assessments Group. From 2017-2021, he was a Special Government Employee (SGE) and Senior Policy Adviser to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capability/Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy. In this role, he provided advice on matters relating to the formulation, drafting, coordination, and implementation of nuclear deterrence policy and strategy in support of the 2018 US Nuclear Posture Review. He was a major contributor to formulating tailored deterrence strategies for China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. In 2011, he developed strategic options for addressing Iran’s nuclear program. In 2005, he was the principal author of the first-ever, US-government-wide strategy for deterring terrorist networks. For this work, he received the Office of the Secretary of Defense's Award for Outstanding Achievement. He is a featured character in The New York Times bestselling book, Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign against Al Qaeda, by Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker. He was as a national security adviser on the presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney (2012) and Marco Rubio (2016). He has testified before Congress and regularly consults with the White House, State Department, Pentagon, Congress, the intelligence community, and allied governments.
Dr. Kroenig is also the Director of the Global Strategy Initiative and Deputy Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He has previously worked as the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and as a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Security at Harvard University, and the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.
He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds an MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives with his wife and children in Georgetown. Follow him on Twitter @matthewkroenig.
Gaurav J. Pathania is a sociologist of higher education and teaches "Introduction to Sociology" at the department of Sociology, Georgetown University.
Gaurav J. Pathania is a sociologist of higher education and teaches "Introduction to Sociology" at the department of Sociology, Georgetown University. He has taught Global Social Movements at the George Washington University, Washington DC. Gaurav has formerly served as a Visiting Scholar to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and as a Research Associate at the University of Southern California.
His current research in cultural sociology critically examines contemporary identity movements in India and among the diaspora. Along with several research papers and reviews, Gaurav has recently authored his first book, "The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics" (Oxford University Press, 2018). The book conceptualizes the conditions for the emergence of cultural politics and student resistance in Indian higher education.
Gaurav is also a published poet. His poetry won the national and international prizes sponsored by the Poetry Society of India. He is currently working on his memoir about his childhood in a village in a pre-globalized India.
Jonathan Ray is the Samuel Eig Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department at Georgetown University.
He holds a B.A. from Tufts University in History and Religion, and a Ph.D. in Jewish History from The Jewish Theological Seminary. He served as the Hilda Blaustein Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University (2003-2005), and as the Maurice Amado visiting Assistant Professor of Sephardic Studies at UCLA (2005-6).
Niles Tomlinson has been teaching literature and writing courses at Georgetown since Fall 2009.
He received his PhD from George Washington University in 2008 with a focus on 19th C American literature and its intersection with animal theory and natural history. Niles has an abiding fascination with the human/animal border and has related scholarly interests in posthumanism, queer theory, and contemporary American science fiction/horror film. His two most recent conference papers explore: human/panther crossing in Charles Brockden Brown’s 1799 novel Edgar Huntly; trans-species resistance to race fixing in Jordan Peele's 2017 film Get Out