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John Carr

Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life

John Carr is the director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. He is also the Washington correspondent for America Magazine. He joined the Georgetown faculty in 2013 as an adjunct professor in the Department of Theology.

Other activities include:

  • Held a residential fellowship at the Institute of Politics of Harvard University during the 2012-2013 academic year;
  • Served for over 20 years as director of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops;
  • Contributed to the development of national statements such as Communities of Salt and Light and Faithful Citizenship;
  • Served as executive director of the White House Conference on Families and as director of the National Committee for Full Employment.


Phone: 202-687-1599

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