Eboo Patel is a civic leader who believes that religious diversity is an essential and inspiring dimension of American democracy. Eboo is Founder and President of Interfaith America, the leading interfaith organization in the United States. Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council, has given hundreds of keynote addresses, and has written five books, including We Need to Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy. He is an Ashoka Fellow and holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. Eboo lives in Chicago with his wife, Shehnaz, and their two sons.