Steering Committee

The following individuals work as the steering committee that collaboratively guides the work and initiatives of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network:

Gerard Powers, Chair
Professor of the Practice of Catholic Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs
The University of Notre Dame

R. Scott Appleby
Dean, Keough School of Global Affairs
The University of Notre Dame

Fr. Rafael Castillo Torres
Director of the National Secretariat of Social Pastoral
Cáritas Colombiana
Conferencia Episcopal de Colombia

Marie Dennis
Senior Advisor to the Secretary General
Pax Christi International

Joseph Cornelius Donnelly
Permanent Delegate to the United Nations
Caritas Internationalis

Stephen Hilbert
International Policy Advisor, Office of International Justice and Peace
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

William R. Headley, C.S.Sp.
Professor Emeritus, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
University of San Diego

Laurie Johnston
Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
Emmanuel College
Sant'Egidio Community in the United States

Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven
Executive Director
Institut für Theologie und Frieden

Michael Klein
Associate Professor of Justice and Peade Studies
University of St. Thomas

Lucas Koach
Director, Office of International Justice and Peace
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Myla Leguro
Program Director for Advancing Interreligious Peacebuilding
Catholic Relief Services

Maryann Cusimano Love
Associate Professor of International Relations
Fellow, Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies
The Catholic University of America

François Mabille
Secretary General and Director of the Center for Coordination of Research
International Federation of Catholic Universities

Katherine Marshall
Professor of the Practice of Development
Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs
Georgetown University

Emmanuel Ntakarutimana, O.P.
Conférence des évêques catholiques du Burundi

Mary Rose O'Brien
Senior Technical Advisor for Justice and Peacebuilding
Catholic Relief Services

Peter-John Pearson
Director, Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office
Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference

Dan Philpott
Professor of Political Science
The University of Notre Dame

Stephen J. Pope
Professor of Theology
Boston College

Gerald W. Schlabach
Emeritus Professor of Theology
University of St. Thomas