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.
News & Events
24th Apr 2018
CIRIS Graduate Research Associate Leor Zmigrod has published a paper on the psychological processes that give rise to nationalistic ideologies in the context of the United Kingdom’s 2016 EU Referendum. The research identified cognitive information processing styles that contribute towards support for Brexit and opposition to immigration and free movement of labour. Specifically, the findings […]
21st Feb 2018
In January 2018 CIRIS released a fascinating new report by Prof Chris Douglas on religion and fake news. The report explores the religious dimension of fake news in both Europe and the United States and offers recommendations for how policymakers and other leaders can fight back against faith-based fake news. Christopher Douglas teaches American literature and […]
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