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Robert P. Jones, Princeton University

The Religious Right and the 2012 Election

Robert Jones, founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, and historians Kevin Kruse and Neil J. Young discuss the roles the Religious Right have played in the 2012 presidential election.

About the Panelists:

Associate Professor Kevin Kruse’s research has focused on political, southern, and urban/suburban history in modern America. Recent publications include “White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism” and “The New Suburban History.” His current project focuses on the rise of religious conservativism in postwar America, a study tentatively titled “One Nation Under God: Cold War Christianity and the Origins of the Religious Right.”

Robert Jones is the founding CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute and a leading scholar in both the academy and public policy circles. He is the author of two academic books and numerous peer-review articles on religion and public policy.

Neil J. Young is a lecturer with the Princeton Writing Center and writes for the Huffington Post and Slate.com.  He is the author of the forthcoming book, “We Gather Together: The Rise of the Religious Right and the Challenge of Ecumenical Politics.”

The event will take place at Lewis Library 120 on the Princeton campus.