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Emily Welty

Associate Professor

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Women's and Gender Studies

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Dr. Emily Welty is the Director of Peace and Justice Studies. She serves as Vice Moderator of the World Council of Churches and the Main Representative to the United Nations for the International Peace Research Association.


PhD , School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London , London, United Kingdom , 2011
Study of Religions

MA , American University , Washington, DC , 2005
International Peace and Conflict Resolution

BA , College of Wooster , Wooster, Ohio , 2000
Religious Studies


Welty, E. E. Unity in Diversity: interfaith dialogue in the Middle East. Washington DC, USA: United States Institute of Peace.

Welty, E. E., Bolton, M. & Kiptoo, W. (2019). Local Peacebuilding in East Africa: The Role of Customary Norms and Institutions in Addressing Pastoralist Conflict in Kenya and Uganda. Locally Led Peacebuilding: Global Case Studies. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. , pages 61-72.

Welty, E. E. & Bolton, M. (2017). The Role of Short Term Volunteers in Responding to Humanitarian Crises: Lessons from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Michael Holenweger, Michael Karl and Jager Franz Kernic (Eds.), Leadership in Extreme Situations. Zurich: Springer. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-55059-6_7

Welty, E. E. "Anxiety and the Undergraduate Classroom". Reflections on Academic Lives: Identities, Struggles, and Triumphs in Graduate School and Beyond. Palgrave Macmillan.

Welty, E. E. (2016, May). The Theological Landscape of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty: the Catholic Church, the World Council of Churches and the bomb. Global Policy.

Welty, E. E. (2014, September). “Faith-based Peacebuilding and Development: an analysis of the Mennonite Central Committee in Uganda and Kenya”. Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Vol 9 (Issue 2)


Welty, E. E. (2016, April 10). The Association of Practical Theology. Global Ecumenical Perspectives on Migration. New York City


Faith-based peacebuilding and development, nonviolence social movements, East Africa


Field Research Team 2015-2016
[Theatre - Interdisciplinary work(s)] The Civilians,, New York City


  • Anabaptist-Mennonite Scholars Network , August 2016
  • African Studies Association 2010
  • American Association of Religion 2010
  • American Political Science Association 2010
  • Peace and Justice Studies Association 2007
  • World Council of Churches Commission on International Affairs [Board Member] 2006
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