Joseph Loconte is an Associate Professor of History at the King's College in New York City, where he teaches courses on Western Civilization and American Foreign Policy. His previous titles include God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West (Lexington, 2014) and The Searchers: A Quest for Faith in the Valley of Doubt (Thomas Nelson, 2012). His commentary on international human rights and religious freedom has appeared in the nation's leading media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the New Republic, the Weekly Standard, and National Public Radio. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and the London-based Standpoint magazine. Loconte serves as a senior fellow at the Trinity Forum and as an affiliated scholar at the John Jay Institute.