While religion often makes headlines during terrorist attacks or civil conflict, the political ramifications and political use of religious identity are far broader and more complex. Aside from being associated with terrorism, violence, and divisive politics, religious actors and ideas have played a significant role in the democratization of countries, in peacebuilding, in conflict resolution, in global humanitarianism, in resistance or social movements, and religion is a central human right and human rights issue in international affairs. This class will explore these and other issues as we investigate the role of religion in international affairs.