T.J. Dermot Dunphy Professor Emeritus of the Practice in Religion, Ethnicity, and International Conflict, Harvard Divinity School
Th.D., Harvard University
B.D., Union Theological Seminary
B.A., College of Wooster
David Little joined Harvard's Faculty of Divinity in 1999 and retired in 2009. Before that, he was senior scholar in religion, ethics and human rights at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., where he directed the Working Group on Religion, Ideology, and Peace, which conducted a study of religion, nationalism and intolerance in reference to the U.N. Declaration on the Elimination of Intolerance and Discrimination. From 1996 to 1998, he was on the State Department Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad. He writes in the areas of moral philosophy, moral theology, the history of ethics and the sociology of religion, with an interest in comparative ethics, human rights, religious liberty, and ethics and international affairs. He is author with Scott W. Hibbard of Islamic Activism and U.S. Foreign Policy, and author of two volumes in the USIP series on religion, nationalism and intolerance.
Little co-teaches the January Term course Ethical Issues in Foreign Policy.