Paul Marshall is Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, Washington, D.C.

He has spoken on religious freedom, international relations, and radical Islam before Congressional committees, the U.S. State Department, the Helsinki Commission, INS and DHS Asylum Bureaus, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army.  He has also lectured in Canada, England, Israel, Cyprus, Austria, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Greece, India, Switzerland, Spain, Lebanon, Korea, Nigeria, Belarus, Australia, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Nigeria, the Philippines, and Indonesia.

In November, 2011, Oxford University press published his Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide co-authored with Nina Shea

His co-edited work Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion, was published by Oxford in early 2009 and was awarded the Wilbur Prize by the Religious Communicators’ Council and given the “Book of the Year 2009” Awardfrom the Religious Communication Association.

Marshall is the author of the best-selling survey of religious persecution Their Blood Cries Out (1997).  In speeches introducing the International Religious Freedom Act in the U.S. Senate, Senator Nickles described the book as “a powerful and persuasive analysis” and an “exhaustive survey,” “which simply cannot be ignored” and Senator Lieberman described it as “the manifesto of the religious freedom movement.”

He is also the General Editor of Religious Freedom in the World (2008), the most comprehensive survey of religious freedom available in English. His Radical Islam’s Rules: the Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law was released in 2005. Other recent books include Islam at the Crossroads: Understanding its Beliefs, History and Conflicts (2002), and God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics (2002).

Marshall is the author and editor of twenty other books and booklets, including Just Politics (1998), and A Kind of Life Imposed on Man: Vocation and Social Order from Tyndale to Locke (1996). He has published eighty scholarly articles, twenty briefs to government bodies, and hundreds of popular articles (for a listing of some recent articles see His writings have been translated into Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. His lecture on “Keeping the Faith: Religion, Freedom and International Affairs” was published in “America’s Representative Speeches 1998-1999,” a compendium of the best speeches of the year.

He is a frequent demand for lectures and media appearances including interviews on ABC Evening News; CBS Evening News; CNN; PBS; Fox News; the BBC, Australian Broadcasting Corporation; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; South African Broadcasting Corporation; Al-Jazeera; NHK, the Japanese Public Broadcasting Company, and several thousand radio stations. His work has been published in or the subject of articles in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, Boston Globe, Dallas Morning News, Christian Science Monitor, Commentary, First Things, Weekly Standard, New Republic, Globe and Mail, American Teacher, a nd several hundred other newspapers and magazines.

Previous professorships include Fuller Theological Seminary; Regent College, Vancouver; University of Toronto; the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto; Catholic University, Washington D.C.; the Faculties of Law and of Philosophy of the Free University, Amsterdam; the European University for the Humanities, Minsk, Belarus; J. Omar Good Distinguished Visiting Professor, Juniata College; adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Rutgers University; and Visiting Professor, School of Law. Pepperdine University. He has taught political science, law, philosophy and theology.

Marshall holds a B.Sc. (Geology) from the University of Manchester, an M.Sc.(Geochemistry) from the University of Western Ontario, an M.Phil. (Philosophy) from the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, and an M.A. and Ph.D. (Political Science) from York University, with further studies in international human rights law at the University of Strasbourg and theology and jurisprudence at Oxford University.

He has also been a Senior Fellow at the Institute on Religion and Democracy; Overseas Research Fellow for the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa; columnist for News Network International; exploration geologist in the Canadian Arctic; forest fire fighter in British Columbia and an advisor to the Council of Yukon Indians.

He is an Advisor to the World Evangelical Fellowship, a member of the Advisory Board of Harvard University’s project on “Religion and Global Politics,” a member of the Religious Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the Council for America’s First Freedom.

His hobbies include shark diving and photography.