Lisa Miller is a writer at Newsweek and winner of many journalism prizes including the 2010 Wilbur Award for Outstanding Magazine Column. She is the author of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination with the Afterlife, to be published in paperback this spring. Find Lisa Miller on Facebook.

In a rousing keynote speech at Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s Women in the World summit, Secretary Clinton doubled down on her commitment to women’s rights in the Middle East, unveiled a new State Department partnership with all-girls colleges, and called pointedly for a future female president. Plus, see full coverage of Women in the World, and watch the summit’s most riveting moments.

As the Middle East rages, Tony Blair argues that religion can help reform the region and bring about liberal democracies. He speaks to Lisa Miller about his latest diplomatic efforts—and his appearance today at Rick Warren’s church.

What was Jed Rubenfeld doing while wife Amy Chua was calling their children garbage and threatening to burn their stuffed animals? Colleagues speculate the brilliant Yale law professor may have tacitly signed on to those techniques, reports Newsweek's Lisa Miller.

Most people think that heaven is a Christian idea. But in an excerpt from her new book, Lisa Miller shows that way before Jesus it was Jews who first came up with the idea.