Fabio Petito is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Sussex, UK. He received his PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics, where he was also editor of the journal Millennium. Among his publications are Religion in International Relations (2003), Civilizational Dialogue and World Order (2009), and Towards a Postsecular International Politics (2014). He has been the principal investigator of the ‘Bridging Voice’ British Council-sponsored policy dialogue on ‘FoRB and Foreign Policy: A transatlantic dialogue for a multilateral approach to religious freedom’ (2014-16) whose main recommendations can be found in F Petito, D Philpott, S Ferrari, and J Birdsall, ‘FoRB—Recognising our differences can be our strength: Enhancing transatlantic cooperation on promoting Freedom of Religion or Belief’, Policy Brief (summer 2016). He is a member of the International Coordinating Committee of the World Public Forum ‘Dialogue of Civilizations’ and Scientific Co-ordinator of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs–ISPI initiative on ‘Religions and International Relations’.