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Jonathan Laurence

Local Affiliate


Jonathan Laurence

Laurence is professor of political science at Boston College and author of both The Emancipation of Europe’s Muslims: The State's Role in Minority Integration (2012) and Integrating Islam: Religious and Political Challenges in Contemporary France (with J. Vaisse, 2006). He is also the editor of two volumes on state-mosque relations in Europe. His articles on Islam in Europe and transatlantic relations have appeared in European Political Science, Perspectives on Politics, Tocqueville Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, German Politics and Society, Italian Politics and Society, The New York Times, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung and others. He is nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and has also been a resident fellow of the Transatlantic Academy and the American Academy in Berlin. Laurence received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard in 2006.

This information is accurate for the time period that the affiliate is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of Political Science, Boston College
  • Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University