Brian J. Grim

Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center

Brian Grim is director of cross-national data and senior researcher in religion and world affairs at the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life. He is an expert on international religious freedom and religious demography. Dr. Grim also plays a central role in writing global reports, and providing information to policy makers and news organizations. He worked as an educator in the former Soviet Union, China, Central Asia, the Middle East and Europe before joining the Pew Research Center in 2006. Dr. Grim has appeared as an expert on the BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, among others. He regularly briefs high level audiences including the White House, U.S. State Department, European Parliament and the UN Human Rights Council. Grim received a doctorate in sociology at Penn State University and has authored several books, including "The Price of Freedom Denied" (Cambridge Univ.) and "The World's Religions in Figures" (Wiley-Blackwell).