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Executive Director and Staff

  • Mahan Mirza

    Executive Director

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  • Asmaa El Messnaoui

    Program Manager

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  • Sheila Christophorou

    Administrative Assistant

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  • Christine Cox

    Senior Content Specialist

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Faculty Affiliates

  • Agustín Fuentes

    The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Endowed Chair in Anthropology

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  • Daniel Groody

    Associate Professor of Theology and Global Affairs

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  • Emmanuel Katongole

    Professor of Theology and Peace Studies

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  • Paul Kollman

    Associate Professor of Theology

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  • Timothy Matovina

    Professor of the History of Christianity

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  • Atalia Omer

    Associate Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies

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  • Daniel Philpott

    Professor of International Relations and Political Theory

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  • Gerald Powers

    Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

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  • Mun’im Sirry

    Assistant Professor of World Religions and the World Church

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  • Christian Smith

    William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology

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  • Jason Springs

    Associate Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Peace Studies

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  • Kathleen Sprows Cummings

    Director, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism

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  • Thomas Tweed

    Harold and Martha Welch Professor of American Studies and Professor of History

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Post-Doctoral Research Associates

  • Alexander Hsu

    Hsu's research focuses on early Buddhist scriptures in medieval China and employs perspectives from manuscript studies, genre theory, and cultural history in order to examine how the use of texts reflects transformations in religious reading practices. His current book project examines why and how medieval Chinese Buddhists used anthologies to "economize" their gigantic scriptural canon.

Master of Global Affairs Fellows

  • Seiko Kanda

    MGA ’20

    Seiko Kanda studied Spanish and global studies at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in Japan. As a recipient of the Mexico-Japan Governments Strategic Partnership Program Scholarship, he also studied at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico in Mexico City. He worked for two years as a treasury and market specialist at MUFG Bank (Mexico) while volunteering at a local nonprofit organization that served homeless, at-risk adolescents. He is fluent in Japanese and Spanish. Seiko’s research interests include Latin American religion and society, the religious and ideological underpinnings of socially oriented activities, and multinational collaborative efforts pertaining to economic development.

International Adviser

  • Atiq Rahman

    Atiq Rahman is the executive director of the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, a think tank in South Asia that focuses on sustainable development. The 2008 recipient of the United Nations Champion of the Earth Award, Rahman served as lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change when it was jointly awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Rahman’s current research focuses on global inequity and poverty, climate change, biodiversity, and relevant global institutions.