Director and Staff
Senior Content Strategist
The Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Endowed Chair in AnthropologyRead More
Associate Professor of Theology and Global AffairsRead More
Professor of Theology and Peace StudiesRead More
Associate Professor of TheologyRead More
Professor of the History of ChristianityRead More
Associate Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace StudiesRead More
Professor of International Relations and Political TheoryRead More
Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace StudiesRead More
Assistant Professor of World Religions and the World ChurchRead More
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of SociologyRead More
Associate Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Peace StudiesRead More
Kathleen Sprows Cummings
Director, Cushwa Center for the Study of American CatholicismRead More
Post-Doctoral Research Associates
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
Asmaa El Messnaoui
Asmaa El Messnaoui has worked as a requirements engineer in the private sector. She also is founder and president of a local nongovernmental organization that strives to promote community service and citizenship among young people. Asmaa holds an engineer of state diploma in materials and manufacturing processes from ENSAM National Engineering School in Morocco, and speaks Arabic, French, and some Spanish.
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.
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.