Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Nilay Saiya
Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences
Nilay Saiya is associate professor of public policy and global affairs at Nanyang Technological University. He holds research interests in religion and global politics, international security, and American foreign policy. He is author of two books: Weapon of Peace: How Religious Liberty Combats Terrorism (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and The Global Politics of Jesus: A Christian Case for Church-State Separation (Oxford University Press, 2022). His peer-reviewed studies have appeared in journals such as Conflict Management and Peace Science, Journal of European of Public Policy, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Democracy, Political Research Quarterly, Sociology of Religion, Terrorism and Political Violence, among many others. His public affairs commentary has appeared in Christianity Today, EU Observor, Liberty Magazine, National Interest, USA Today, The Diplomat, Slate, and others.
Religion and Politics
International Security
American Foreign Policy
Political Theology
  • Weaponizing Faith: The Politics of Religious Violence
Courses Taught
HA1001-Introduction to International Relations & Foreign Policy
HA2026-American Foreign Policy
HA3023-International Security
HA4065-Crisis Diplomacy
HA4066-War in Film