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Jonathan Laurence

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe

Jonathan Laurence, associate professor of Political Science at Boston College and a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, specializes in European politics, transatlantic relations and Islam in the West. He is the author of The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims: The State’s Role in Minority Integration (Princeton University Press, 2012), which recieved the American Political Science Association's Award for Best Book in MIgration and Citizenship as well as the Hubert Morken Prize for Best Book in Religion and Politics.

Laurence's previous book, Integrating Islam: Political and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France (co-authored with Justin Vaïsse, Brookings Press 2006) received an "outstanding academic title" award from the American Library Association; a French edition appeared in 2007. He has edited two volumes: The New French Council for the Muslim Faith (2005) and Governments and Muslim Communities in the West (with Philippa Strum, 2008). His articles have been published in European Political Science, Esprit, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Formiche, French Politics Culture and Society, German Politics and Society, Italian Foreign Policy, Italian Politics and Society, Neue Soziale Bewegungen, New Europe Review, Perspectives on Politics and The Tocqueville Review. His research articles have appeared as chapters in several edited volumes and as policy briefs for International Crisis Group, Brookings, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Migration Policy Institute and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

From 2008-2009, Laurence was a senior fellow in residence of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C., and during summer 2010 he was a visiting researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. Before joining the Boston College faculty in 2005, Laurence had served as a visiting fellow with the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings, a visiting scholar at New York University’s Center for European Studies, a doctoral fellow at the Kennedy School’s Hauser Center, an affiliate at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, a guest researcher at the Wissenschftszentrum Berlin, and an instructor at Sciences Po-Paris and Harvard. Laurence received a Ph.D. (2006) and M.A. (2003) from Harvard, a B.A. from Cornell (summa, 1998) and a C.E.P. from Sciences Po – Paris (1997). His Ph.D. thesis was awarded the 2006 Harold D. Lasswell Prize for best dissertation on public policy completed in 2004 or 2005 from the American Political Science Association. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Jonathan Laurence, associate professor of Political Science at Boston College and a nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, specializes in European politics, transatlantic relations and Islam in the West. He is the author of The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims: The State’s Role in Minority Integration (Princeton University Press, 2012), which recieved the American Political Science Association’s Award for Best Book in MIgration and Citizenship as well as the Hubert Morken Prize for Best Book in Religion and Politics.

Laurence’s previous book, Integrating Islam: Political and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France (co-authored with Justin Vaïsse, Brookings Press 2006) received an “outstanding academic title” award from the American Library Association; a French edition appeared in 2007. He has edited two volumes: The New French Council for the Muslim Faith (2005) and Governments and Muslim Communities in the West (with Philippa Strum, 2008). His articles have been published in European Political Science, Esprit, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Formiche, French Politics Culture and Society, German Politics and Society, Italian Foreign Policy, Italian Politics and Society, Neue Soziale Bewegungen, New Europe Review, Perspectives on Politics and The Tocqueville Review. His research articles have appeared as chapters in several edited volumes and as policy briefs for International Crisis Group, Brookings, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Migration Policy Institute and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

From 2008-2009, Laurence was a senior fellow in residence of the Transatlantic Academy at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, D.C., and during summer 2010 he was a visiting researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin. Before joining the Boston College faculty in 2005, Laurence had served as a visiting fellow with the Center on the United States and Europe at Brookings, a visiting scholar at New York University’s Center for European Studies, a doctoral fellow at the Kennedy School’s Hauser Center, an affiliate at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies, a guest researcher at the Wissenschftszentrum Berlin, and an instructor at Sciences Po-Paris and Harvard. Laurence received a Ph.D. (2006) and M.A. (2003) from Harvard, a B.A. from Cornell (summa, 1998) and a C.E.P. from Sciences Po – Paris (1997). His Ph.D. thesis was awarded the 2006 Harold D. Lasswell Prize for best dissertation on public policy completed in 2004 or 2005 from the American Political Science Association. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.