Adam Seligman is a professor of religion at Boston University and research associate at the university's Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs. He has taught at universities in the United States, Israel, and Hungary, where he was a Fulbright Fellow from 1990 to 1992. He lived for close to 20 years in Israel, where he was a member of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom in the early 1970s. His books include The Idea of Civil Society (Free Press 1992); Inner-Worldly Individualism (Transaction Press 1994); The Problem of Trust (Princeton University Press 1997); Modernity's Wager: Authority, the Self and Transcendence (Princeton University Press 2000); Market and Community: The Bases of Social Order, Revolution, and Relegitimation (with Mark Lichbach) (Penn State University Press 2000); Modest Claims: Dialogues and Essays on Tolerance and Tradition (Notre Dame University Press 2004); Ritual and its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity (with Robert Weller, Michael Puett, and Bennett Simon) (Oxford University Press 2008); and Rethinking Pluralism: Ritual, Experience, and Ambiguity (with Robert Weller) (Oxford University Press 2012). His work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He founded the International Summer School on Religion and Public Life in Sarajevo in 2002 and facilitated its growth into CEDAR.