Jeff Pickering welcomes Brent Leatherwood of the ERLC and Paul Miller of Georgetown University to discuss their research project exploring what American adults with evangelical beliefs think about civility and politics.
Paul D. Miller is a professor of the practice of international affairs at Georgetown University, a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and a research fellow with the ERLC. Miller also taught at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Defense University and worked at the RAND Corporation prior to his arrival at Georgetown. Before his career in academia, Dr. Miller served as Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council staff; worked as an intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency; and served as a military intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. Miller holds a PhD in international relations and a BA in government from Georgetown University, and a master in public policy from Harvard University.
Brent Leatherwood is no stranger to our podcast but as a refresher, he serves as the ERLC’s Director of Strategic Partnerships. Before coming to the ERLC, he served as the executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party and also worked on Capitol Hill as a senior legislative aide. Brent and his wife Meredith have three children and are members of The Church at Avenue South, where he serves as a deacon.
Resources from the Conversation
- Read the report: Faith and Healthy Democracy by Paul D. Miller
- ERLC Unveils Evangelical Survey Results & Research Project on Faith and Healthy Democracy
- ERLC article: Poll results reveal what evangelicals believe about politics and civility
- Lifeway Research article: Heading Into 2020 Elections, Most Evangelicals Want to Play Nice in Politics
- The Tennessean article: 'What killed American public discourse?' New report, survey examines civility and evangelicals
- ERLC | Capitol Conversation Podcast