J. Bryan Hehir

Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life
Hauser Institute for Nonprofit Organizations
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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-384-7776
Email: Bryan_Hehir@harvard.edu
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J. Bryan Hehir is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life. He is also the Secretary for Health Care and Social Services in the Archdiocese of Boston. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. He served on the faculty of Georgetown University (1984 to 1992) and the Harvard Divinity School (1993 to 2001). His writings include: "The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Continuity and Change; Military Intervention and National Sovereignty; Catholicism and Democracy;" and "Social Values and Public Policy: A Contribution from a Religious Tradition."



  • IGA-112 The Politics and Ethics of Statecraft

Not Offered

  • DPI-225 Religion and Politics: Defining the Actors and Debating the Issues


  • IGA-121 Religion and World Politics: Connections and Collisions
  • IGA-220 The Politics and Ethics of the Use of Force

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