Rev. David Hollenbach, SJ, is the Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Research Professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and an affiliated professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University. Previously, he served as director of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College, where he held the University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice.
Fr. Hollenbach’s teaching and research centers on human rights, theories of justice, religious and ethical responses to humanitarian crises, and religion in political life as informed by Catholic social thought, contemporary theology, moral philosophy, and social science approaches. He has written a number of books, including Humanity in Crisis: Ethical and Religious Response to Refugees (2019), Driven from Home: Protecting the Rights of Forced Migrants (2010), both with Georgetown University Press, and The Common Good and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Fr. Hollenbach is an advocate for human rights and humanitarian issues, largely in Africa, collaborating with the Jesuit Refugee Service, consulting with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and having facilitated workshops for church and state leaders in South Sudan on human rights in their newly independent country. He is past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and of the Society of Christian Ethics.