Barry A. Kosmin is currently Research Professor of Public Policy and Law at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut and Founding Director of its Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC). He is a Senior Associate of the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Oxford University, England. During his career he has held executive positions with the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in London, the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Council of Jewish Federations in New York.