Tobin Prof Selected as Consultant for Committee on International Justice and Peace
Professor of economics and finance at the Tobin College of Business, Charles Clark, Ph.D., has been selected to serve as a consultant to the Committee on International Justice and Peace for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In addition to being a faculty member for the last 30 years, Clark is also an advisor for the Holy See Permanent Mission to the United Nations. He is also active in the Vincentian Center for Church and Society since its founding in 1991 and is now one of its senior research fellows.
Over the next few months, Clark will be a guest lecturer at Villanova University, Benedictine College, and Colorado State University and will discuss the topic of business education and faith-based values. He has authored several books and articles on poverty and income inequality. Currently, he is involved in a Catholic Relief Services initiative to remove forced labor produced good from the supply chains of American companies. Some of his students are also volunteering for a Catholic Relief Services project to stop forced labor and human trafficking in Brazil.
The Committee on International Justice and Peace for the United States works to assists the bishops, both collectively and individually, in advancing the social mission of the Church on international justice and peace through policy development, advocacy, education, outreach and acts of ecclesial solidarity. The committee advises the bishops on international public policy issues, especially integral human development, human rights, religious freedom, and peace.
The committee works to reform International policy, push for advocacy, justice and peace concerns, solidarity with the Church in other countries, provide outreach to dioceses on international issues, and international dimensions of Catholic social teaching education.