Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies
Areas of Expertise
International relations and political philosophy, reconciliation
Philpott researches how societies address past injustices, seeking to balance truth, justice, reconciliation, and stability. He also is collaborating on a major study of global religion and politics, focusing on religion’s impact on the politics of peace and reconciliation. A Senior Associate at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, he travels regularly to Kashmir, where he trains leaders in faith-based diplomacy. Philpott is the author of “Revolutions in Sovereignty: How Ideas Shaped Modern International Relations,” which is a historical account of how new ideas about justice and legitimate authority fashioned the global sovereign states system. Reflecting his interests in political theory and ethics and international relations, he has also written on the morality of self-determination and on religious freedom as an end of American foreign policy. He has published articles in World Politics, Ethics, Political Studies, The Journal of International Affairs and The National Interest.