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John Torpey is Professor of Sociology and History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and Director of its Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies. He is the author or editor of eight books, including Old Europe, New Europe, Core Europe: Transatlantic Relations after the Iraq War (edited with Daniel Levy and Max Pensky; Verso, 2005; Japanese and Chinese translations), Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: On Reparations Politics (Harvard UP, 2006; Japanese translation forthcoming); The Post-Secular in Question (co-edited with Philip S. Gorski, David Kyuman Kim, and Jonathan van Antwerpen; New York: New York University Press, 2012); and, with Christian Joppke, Legal Integration of Islam: A Transatlantic Comparison (Harvard UP 2013). His current work addresses the origins of world religions, changes in the nature of warfare in the contemporary world, and the idea of American exceptionalism.