Dr Colm McKeogh is a lecturer in political science at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He studied political science at Trinity College Dublin and strategic studies at Aberystwyth University and now teaches philosophers and religions to students of politics in Hamilton. He is a political theorist whose research centres on religious attitudes to political violence. He is interested in how religions contribute to the profound and complex conceptions of human well-being, both individual and social, that underpin our communities, our systems of government and the use of coercion to maintain and change them. Publications include The Political Realism of Reinhold Niebuhr: a pragmatic approach to just war (Macmillan, 1997), Innocent Civilians: the morality of killing in war (Palgrave, 2002), and Tolstoy’s Pacifism (Cambria, 2009). His current research project concerns the Quaker peace testimony.