Robert P. Jones and Daniel Cox, “Religion and the American Presidency,” National Press Club
Panel, New Book Exploring Religion and the American Presidency
On January 30, 2012 at the National Press Club, leading scholars will explore the role religion and the candidates’ faiths will play in the 2012 general election, along with a major new book that situates the current election within its historical context. The event is hosted by the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America.
Moderated by author and NPR national religion correspondent,Barbara Bradley Hagerty, the discussion will kick off the release of a new edition of an acclaimed book on presidents and their faith, co-edited by George Mason University Professor Dr. Mark Rozell. The book, Religion and the American Presidency, reveals religion’s influence on the lives and decisions of American Presidents.
PRRI CEO, Dr. Robert P. Jones, and Research Director, Daniel Cox, co-authored the essay included in this book about how President Obama’s faith has shaped his political career and his presidency. Additional details about the book can be found here.
The panel will include:
- Barbara Bradley Hagerty, an author and National Religion Correspondent for NPR
- Dr. Melissa Deckman, Associate Professor of Political Science and Louis L. Goldstein Associate Professor of Public Affairs at Washington College
- Dr. Robert P. Jones CEO, Public Religion Research Institute
- Dr. Mark Rozell, Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University
- Dr. Stephen Schneck, Director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America