Jack A. Goldstoneis the Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has won major prizes from the American Sociological Association and the Historical Society for his research on revolutions, population, and political conflict. His 2010 essay in Foreign Affairs, The New Population Bomb has received world-wide attention. A Phi Beta Kappa visiting lecturer, Goldstone has authored or edited ten books and published over one hundred articles in books and scholarly journals. His latest books are Why Europe? The Rise of the West 1500ndash;1850(2008) and Understanding Revolutions(forthcoming).
Eric P. Kaufmann is Reader in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth: Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century(2010), The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America(2004), and three other books. He has written on religion and demography for Newsweek International, Foreign Policy, and Prospectmagazines.
Monica Duffy Toftis Associate Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Initiative on Religion in International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Her current research examines the role of nationalism, religion, and rationality in relation to political violence. She is the author of The Geography of Ethnic Violence: Identity, Interests, and the Indivisibility of Territory(2003), Securing the Peace: The Durable Settlement of Civil Wars(2010), and Godrsquo;s Century(2011).