One of the distinctive features of King's is a specialised focus on advancing knowledge and understanding in Jewish-Christian relations. It is with pleasure, therefore, to welcome Dr Elvira King to the KEDS faculty. Elvira earned her doctorate in International Politics from the University of Leeds in 2013 with a focus on the politics of religion and Christian Zionism in the European Union. Having "proclivities" for biblical eschatology combined with the geopolitics of the Middle East and EU, her background will not only enhance studies in Jewish-Christian relations but also provide increased opportunities for students to learn how to engage the public square as well as those in the pew. This is summarised well as Elvira notes her unique perspective:
"As a former Muslim and a committed Evangelical Christian, who very early in my spiritual walk understood God’s ongoing plan for the Jewish people and national Israel, as well as the Muslim people, I relished researching politics and society of modern Israel and its foreign policy".