My name is Michael C. Hawley. I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame. I obtained my PhD in Political Science from Duke University, specializing in political theory and religion and politics. My dissertation project focused on the philosophy of Cicero and its role in shaping the development of subsequent liberal and republican thought. My other research extends into several different areas, including normative issues in international relations, just war theory, comparative political theory, religion and politics (especially Catholic and Islamic political thought), and American political thought.