Offenheiser is the director of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development and Keough School Distinguished Professor of the Practice. He serves on the advisory board of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. His areas of expertise and research interests include poverty alleviation, human rights, US foreign policy, and international development.
Offenheiser served as president of Oxfam America for more than 20 years before coming to Notre Dame in 2017. During his tenure, the relief and development agency grew more than eightfold and increased its influence on issues of international development, human rights, and humanitarianism.
Before joining Oxfam America, he represented the Ford Foundation in Bangladesh and the Andean and Southern Cone regions of South America. He has directed, co-founded, or worked for a number of nonprofit groups.
He has served on advisory boards for the World Economic Forum, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Institute, the World Agricultural Forum, the Gates Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, Harvard Business School, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and Cornell University.
Offenheiser graduated from Notre Dame in 1971 and holds an MA in development sociology from Cornell University.
Notre Dame Stories: Preparing for the Future
May 23, 2019
Ray Offenheiser, distinguished professor of the practice and director, Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development is featured in Notre Dame Stories which highlight the work and knowledge of the University's faculty and students.
Del Valle Awarded New Offenheiser Fellowship for Active Citizenship
May 8, 2019
Master of Global Affairs (MGA) student and Kellogg Fellowship Recipient Sofía del Valle has been awarded the Raymond C. Offenheiser Fellowship for Active Citizenship, one of two new fellowship created by the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame to support the professional development of graduating master of global affairs students.
Conference Examines Links Between Inequality, Governance
Apr 11, 2019
Scholars and practitioners gathered April 8 and 9 at the University of Notre Dame for a conference on inequality that was co-sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development.