Peter Henne is a research associate at Pew Research Center, where he oversees the center’s ongoing study on global restrictions on religion. He is an expert on religion and international affairs, specifically religion-state relations and religious violence. He was the lead researcher on the center’s 2015 report on religious restrictions and social hostilities worldwide. Before joining Pew Research Center, Peter was a fellow at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. He received a doctorate in government from Georgetown University. He has published several articles on religion and international affairs in scholarly journals, and he frequently presents his work at academic conferences.