Timo R. Stewart is a Senior Research Fellow at FIIA. Stewart holds a doctoral degree in political history from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki. His areas of expertise include the Israel-Palestine conflict, European and US Middle East policy, and the role of religion in conflict and politics, particularly Christian Zionism and Christian Nationalism. In addition to his research career, he has previously worked for the Finnish Foreign Ministry as well as NGOs in the field of conflict resolution and analysis.
Stewart’s peer reviewed monograph Valter Juvelius ja kadonneen arkin metsästys (Gaudeamus, 2020) was shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize in non-fiction in 2020 and awarded the Lauri Jäntti Prize in 2021. His latest book Luvatun maan lumo (Gaudeamus, 2022) presents the history of the phenomenon of Finnish Christian Zionism in the 20th century. It was also shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize in non-fiction in 2022.
The Israel-Palestine conflict, EU and US Middle East policy, religion in politics, Fundamentalism, Christian Zionism, peace processes and conflict resolution
Doctor of Social Sciences (political history), University of Helsinki, 2015
Finnish, English (working languages), Swedish, Spanish
Finland in Afghanistan 2001–2021