Introduces students to the often-overlooked role, of religious actors and politics in international, affairs. While commonly associated with radicalism, or terrorism, religious actors and ideas have, played significant roles in democratization,, peacebuilding, conflict resolution,, humanitarianism, the evolution of human rights,, and foreign policy. The course also explores, relevant religious histories, the recent, "resurgence" of Islam and Christianity, and, definitions of "religion" and "secular."