Brie Loskota is the executive director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her research focuses on how religions change and make change in the world. She is co-founder and senior advisor to the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and a trainer-facilitator with the United State Institute of Peace’s Generation Change program, where she has trained young leaders from across the Middle East and Africa.
Her writing have been published by Religion Dispatches, Los Angeles Magazine, Huffington Post, Trans-Missions, the Brookings Institute, the Aspen Institute and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Her commentary has also been featured in the Los Angeles Time, National Public Radio, Washington Post, Public Broadcasting, Voice of America and Take Part Live.
She is actively involved in several community and non-profit groups that work at the intersection of religion and the public square, including NewGround: A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change, Religion Dispatches, the Guibord Center: Religion Inside Out, L.A. Voice, L.A. Emergency Preparedness Foundation and Jewish World Watch, where she also chaired the Solar Cooker Project, an initiative that supplies solar cookers to Darfuri Refugees living in Chad. She also serves as the faith sector liaison for the Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Foundation, which coordinates private sector disaster response with the city’s Emergency Operations Center.
The World Economic Forum selected Loskota as a member of their 2017 Young Global Leaders class. She is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Truman National Security Fellow, and a Homegrown Violent Extremism Study Group associate at USC.