Baskerville Institute Research Fellows contribute to the intellectual life and organizational growth of the institute through webinar moderation, participation in a seminar, and potential grant-writing projects and proposals. They also work on a specific institute project that relates to the fellow’s research area, and that contributes to the institute’s digital presence and/or in-person programming.
2021-2022 Research Fellows
Charles Randall Paul (Ph.D., University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought, 2000; M.B.A., Harvard University, 1972) is board chair, founder, and president of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy. He has lectured widely and written numerous articles on healthy methods for engaging differences in religions and ideologies. He is on the board of editors for the International Journal of Decision Ethics.
Professor Matthew K. Shannon
Matthew Shannon is a historian of the United States and the world. He focuses on U.S.-Iran relations, with research interests in the history of diplomacy, education and student movements, development and human rights, and religion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Dr. Shannon’s fellowship project is the Community School Oral History Project (CSOHP), which will conduct interviews with former students, staff, and faculty of the American Community School of Tehran (1935-80).