Arthur is a PhD Candidate in Political Theory at Magdalene College, Cambridge. The aim of his doctoral dissertation is to determine how French political thinkers such as Benjamin Constant (1767-1830) and Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) attempted to reconcile liberalism with Christianity on the basis of the conviction that religion can positively contribute to the life of the polis. His research is jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Cambridge Trust and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).
Arthur holds a a dual BA in Law and Philosophy from Université Saint-Louis, Brussels (2011), a two-year master in Law from Université Catholique de Louvain (2013), an MA in Philosophy from KU Leuven (2014) and an MSc in Political Theory from LSE (2015). He has worked as an intern for several law firms, a newspaper as well as for the Belgian Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs.
His research interests include politics and religion in modern political thought, political theology, theories of secularisation and the Christian heritage of Europe.
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18th Jul 2017
Cambridge, UK – The Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies (CIRIS), a research centre based at Clare College, Cambridge, has received a three-year grant of $330,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation in support of its role as the secretariat for the Transatlantic Policy Network on Religion and Diplomacy (TPNRD). The TPNRD Secretariat facilitates communication, coordination, and […]
13th Jul 2017
13 July 2017 – CIRIS Graduate Research Associate Tobias Müller recently contributed a chapter in a report on Muslims in the UK and Europe published by the Centre for Islamic Studies at Cambridge University. Müller’s chapter, ‘Constructing Islam and Secularism in the German Islam Conference,’ argues that beyond the intentions expressed by government officials, the aims of the […]
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