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Abi-Hashem, Naji

Non-Resident ISR Fellow
Independent Fellow
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Naji Abi-Hashem is a clinical and cultural psychologist, independent scholar, public speaker, author, consultant, and a visiting professor.

He is Lebanese-American involved in writing, editing, lecturing, training, international service, presenting at conferences, global networking, cross-cultural work, and caring for the caregivers.

He received an M.A. (1987) and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1992) from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology at Biola University in California;  M.Div. in Pastoral & Cultural Studies (1985) from Golden Gate Theological Seminary;  B.S. in Psychology (1984) from California Baptist College;  B.Th. in Biblical & Theological Studies (1980) from the Arab Theological Seminary in Lebanon; and T.S. in Electronics (1974) from the Institut Téchnique Supérieur in Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Abi-Hashem has taught or lectured at several universities, colleges, institutions, and seminaries in the United States and many other countries.  He supports local community-leaders and other helping-professionals (teachers, healthcare providers, social workers, caregivers, pastors, humanitarian aids, etc.), especially those who are serving on the front lines or under stress and significant pressures.

He is an Active Member of a number of professional associations and international organizations.  He also holds a Diplomate status in the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy (since 2002), in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress (since 2005), and in the American Board of Psychological Specialties (1998–2006).  He has served on Board of Directors of about 10 national and international agencies, mainly NGOs and non-profits organizations.

He was a Staff Psychologist with The Meier Clinics (formerly, Minirth-Meier New Life Clinics) and its affiliated hospital-programs, conducting inpatient and outpatient counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups in the greater Seattle area in Washington State (1992-2004).   Also, he was appointed as a Visiting Scholar at two academic institutions:  the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California (2006-2008).

He is Fully Licensed in the State of Washington since 1995 – License nº PY 1900.


Adamczyk, Amy

amy for websiteonly headNon-Resident Fellow, Criminal Justice
John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center
City University of New York

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Dr. Amy Adamczyk is Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Programs of Doctoral Study in Sociology and Criminal Justice at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.  In 2005 she received her PhD. in Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University. She holds MA degrees from the University of Chicago and the Graduate Center/ Queens College, and she completed her BA degree at Hunter College.

Her research focuses on how different contexts (e.g.nations, counties, friendship groups), and personal religious beliefs shape people’s deviant, criminal, and health-related attitudes and behaviors. She recently published a book, Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality, that investigates the factors that shape cross-national attitudes about homosexuality.


Alexander, Denis

Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Science & Religion
St. Edmonds College, Cambridge
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Dr Denis Alexander is the Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. Dr Alexander was previously Chairman of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development at The Babraham Institute, Cambridge. Prior to that Dr Alexander was at the Imperial Cancer Research Laboratories in London (now Cancer Research UK), and spent 15 years developing university departments and laboratories overseas, latterly as Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Medical Faculty of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where he helped to establish the National Unit of Human Genetics. Dr Alexander was initially an Open Scholar at Oxford reading Biochemistry, before obtaining a PhD in Neurochemistry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.


Anderson, Charity

ISR Resident Fellow, Philosophy
Baylor University
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Charity Anderson is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University. She also serves as the associate director Baylor Center on Christian Philosophy at ISR (BCCP). Her research spans epistemology and philosophy of religion, with a focus on topics related to pragmatic encroachment, fallibilism, epistemic closure, evidence, and knowledge-norms. She has recently written on the topic of divine hiddenness and Hume’s argument concerning the rationality of trusting miracle reports. Charity came to Baylor in 2014, after a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Oxford University with the New Insights and Directions in Epistemology Project, let by John Hawthorne. She completed her graduate studies at Saint Louis University. Her a dissertation in epistemology was titled ‘Why I Know I will Lose the Lottery: A Defense of Stable Fallibilism”.


Autry, Jiexia Zhai

Non-Resident Fellow
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Dr. Jiexia Zhai Autry is the Development and New Initiatives Principal at the US-China Education Trust (USCET). Prior to joining USCET, Dr. Autry worked as a Global Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), a Washington think tank. In addition to managing IGE’s East Asia programs, Dr. Autry served as a guest editor for the Review of Faith and International Affairs. Before coming to Washington, Dr. Autry was an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology and Asian/Asian American Studies at Miami University. She has conducted cutting edge research and taught courses on China and Taiwan, on religion and social demography, on Asian immigrants in the U.S., and on Globalization and Chinese Diaspora.

Dr. Autry has facilitated multiple international conferences and dialogue on China and the U.S. She has been actively involved in domestic and international intellectual communities.  Dr. Autry has widely published peer-reviewed articles in both English and Chinese. Some of her recent publications include “Pentecostal Christianity and Church-State Relations in China: The Case of the True Jesus Church Movement” (Review of Faith & International Affairs, 2013),  “Risk Aversion, Shortage Economy, and Gender Differences in Religious Activities in China” (Sociological Focus, 2013,  “Buddhism in Asian America” (in Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, and Political History, 2013), and  “Contrasting Trends of Religious Markets in Contemporary China and Taiwan” (Journal of Church and State, 2010).

Dr. Autry earned a B.A. in sociology and law from Peking University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.  In addition to her work at USCET, Dr. Autry teaches as an Adjunct Professor at the Honors College at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.


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