Brian J. GrimBrian J. Grim, Ph.D. is a leading expert on global religion and religious freedom. His research is frequently presented to high-level governmental and nongovernmental groups throughout the world. Dr. Grim is Director of Cross-National Data and Senior Researcher in Religion and World Affairs at the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life in Washington, D.C. He is co-author of The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the 21st Century (Cambridge, 2011, with Roger Finke). He is also a research associate at Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, where he co-edits the World Religion Database. From 1982-2002, he lived and worked in China, the former USSR, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

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