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.
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.
Nairobi Workshop Hones Research Agenda on Catholic Ed
Jul 13, 2018
Nearly two dozen educators and researchers met last month at the Catholic Education Research Workshop in Nairobi.