Manuel J. Mejido, Ph.D., serves as the director of the Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs and teaches courses that explore the role of faith-based organizations in civic life. Mejido is a former UN official with years of experience combining research, policy analysis, and advocacy, who has also held teaching appointments in Chile, Switzerland and the United States. Throughout his career, he has managed a number of multi-million dollar technical assistance and research projects; participated in the drafting of UN resolutions and development frameworks; coordinated the delivery of intergovernmental meetings, policy-oriented conferences and capacity-building initiatives; and published in the areas of sociology of religion, development studies, social policy, and ethics. Mejido has been collaborating with the Jesuits for over three decades.
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