Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, honored its commencement speaker Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, USCCB International Justice and Peace Committee member and Catholic University of America politics professor, at graduation ceremonies on May 4.
Cusimano Love is an award winning international relations educator and New York Times best-selling author, according to the University.
The University reports:
[Dr. Love] also serves on the Core Group for the Department of State's working group on Religion and Foreign Policy, charged with making recommendations to the Secretary of State and the Federal Advisory Commission on how the U.S. Government can better engage with civil society and religious actors in foreign policy. Her recent books on international relations include "Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda" (4th Edition, 2011) and "Morality Matters: Ethics and the War on Terrorism" (forthcoming at Cornell University Press).
She serves as a Fellow at the Commission on International Religious Freedom, where she is working with the Foreign Service Institute in creating new training and education materials on religion and foreign policy. Love is a columnist for the national Catholic weekly publication, America Magazine, and a recipient of the 2009 Best Columnist Catholic Press Award. She is a frequent speaker on international affairs issues, including engagements with Religious Peace building at the Vatican and the United Nations. She serves on the U.S. Catholic Bishops' International Justice and Peace Committee, the Advisory Board of the Catholic Peace building Network, and the board of Jesuit Refugee Services.
Walsh University is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
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