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Tod Lindberg  

research fellow member of the virtues of a free society task force.

Tod Lindberg is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and editor of Policy Review, its Washington, D.C.–based bimonthly journal.

Lindberg's areas of research interest are political theory, international relations, national security policy, and American politics. He is author of The Political Teachings of Jesus (HarperCollins, 2007), a philosophical analysis of Jesus's Gospel statements about worldly affairs. He is editor of Beyond Paradise and Power: Europe, America, and the Future of a Troubled Partnership (Routledge, 2004). He is coauthor (with Lee Feinstein) of Means to an End: U.S. Interest in the International Criminal Court (Brookings Press, 2009). He is coeditor (with Derek Chollet and David Shorr) of Bridging the Foreign Policy Divide (Routledge, 2007). He is a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard.

Lindberg is a member of the Hoover Institution's Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society, a group of scholars examining the beliefs, practices, and associations on which liberal social order depends. He is general editor (with Peter Berkowitz) of the book series Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society.

In 2007–8, Lindberg served as head of the expert group on international norms and institutions of the Genocide Prevention Task Force, a joint project of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the U.S. Institute of Peace. In 2005, Lindberg served as coordinator for the task group on Preventing and Responding to Genocide and Major Human Rights Abuses for the United States Institute of Peace's Task Force on the United Nations. He was a member of the Steering Committee of the Princeton Project on National Security, for which he served as cochair of the working group on anti-Americanism. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

An archive of his writing is available at

Lindberg is a 1982 honors graduate in political science of the College of the University of Chicago, where he studied political philosophy with Allan Bloom and Saul Bellow, among others.

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