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David Hollenbach

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University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice
Professor of Theology

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Theology
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David Hollenbach holds the University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College. Professor Hollenbach’s research interests are in the foundation of Christian social ethics, particularly in the areas of the human rights, refugees and humanitarian crises, theory of justice, the common good, and the role of religion in social and political life. He teaches periodically at Hekima College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya.Professor Hollenbach’s publications include Driven from Home: Protecting the Rights of Forced Migrants (edited),  Refugee Rights: Ethics Advocacy, and Africa (edited),  The Global Face of Public Faith: Politics, Human Rights, and Christian Ethics (2003), The Common Good and Christian Ethics (2002); Justice, Peace, and Human Rights: American Catholic Social Ethics in a Pluralistic World (1988) and Claims in Conflict: Retrieving and Renewing the Catholic Human Rights Tradition (1979). Professor Hollenbach served as President of the Society of Christian Ethics and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Religious Ethics. He completed his B.A. at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, and his Ph.D. at Yale University. In 1998, Hollenbach received the John Courtney Murray Award for outstanding contributions to theology from the Catholic Theological Society of America and in2009 he received the Marianist Award from the University of Dayton for Catholic contributions to intellectual life.


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