About the Center

The Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, created within the Office of the President in 2006, is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of religion, ethics, and public life. Through research, teaching, and service, the Center explores global challenges of democracy and human rights; economic and social development; international diplomacy; and interreligious understanding. Two premises guide the Center’s work: that a deep examination of faith and values is critical to address these challenges, and that the open engagement of religious and cultural traditions with one another can promote peace.

Thomas Banchoff
Thomas Banchoff
Director
José Casanova
José Casanova
Senior Fellow
Jocelyne Cesari
Jocelyne Cesari
Senior Fellow
Paul Elie
Paul Elie
Senior Fellow
Thomas Farr
Thomas Farr
Senior Fellow/School of Foreign Service
Michael Kessler
Michael Kessler
Managing Director
Katherine Marshall
Katherine Marshall
Senior Fellow
Timothy Shah
Timothy Shah
Senior Fellow/Department of Government
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
Marjorie Mandelstam Balzer
Faculty Fellow
Drew Christiansen
Drew Christiansen
Senior Research Fellow
Erin Cline
Erin Cline
Faculty Fellow
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Senior Research Fellow
Loubna El Amine
Loubna El Amine
Faculty Fellow
Terrence L. Johnson
Terrence L. Johnson
Faculty Fellow
John Langan
John Langan
Faculty Fellow
Gerard Mannion
Gerard Mannion
Senior Research Fellow
Jane McAuliffe
Jane McAuliffe
Distinguished Fellow
Fathali Moghaddam
Fathali Moghaddam
Faculty Fellow
Lise Morje Howard
Lise Morje Howard
Faculty Fellow
Jonathan Ray
Jonathan Ray
Faculty Fellow
Laura Blumenfeld
Laura Blumenfeld
Scholar in Residence
David Little
David Little
Research Fellow
Paul Manuel
Paul Manuel
Research Fellow
David Marshall
David Marshall
Research Fellow
Erik Owens
Erik Owens
Research Fellow
Irina Papkova
Irina Papkova
Research Fellow
Eric Patterson
Eric Patterson
Research Fellow
Margaret Paxson
Margaret Paxson
Research Fellow
Raza Rumi
Raza Rumi
Research Fellow
Angela Senander
Angela Senander
Research Fellow
Rebecca Shah
Rebecca Shah
Research Fellow
Sara Singha
Sara Singha
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Amelia Uelmen
Amelia Uelmen
Research Fellow
Jim Wallis
Jim Wallis
Research Fellow
Melody Fox Ahmed
Melody Fox Ahmed
Assistant Director for Programs
Ryan Coleman
Ryan Coleman
Office Administrator
Nicholas Fedyk
Nicholas Fedyk
Project Associate
Carly Henry
Carly Henry
Events and Projects Manager
J. Randolph Pelzer
J. Randolph Pelzer
Business Manager
William Portillo
William Portillo
Software Developer
Erin Taylor
Erin Taylor
Director of Communications
Amy Vander Vliet
Amy Vander Vliet
Web Editor and Database Manager
Claudia Winkler
Claudia Winkler
Senior Project Associate
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