Maryann  Cusimano Love, Ph.D. Headshot


  • Politics
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Globalization
  • Religious Actors and Factors in World Politics
  • Ethics and international Security
  • International Religious Freedom
  • Nuclear Weapons Policy
  • Catholic Peacebuilding
  • Refugees
  • Christian Refugees in Iraq
  • Just War and Just Peace
  • Foreign Policy and the Catholic Church
  • Women and Peacebuilding
  • Terrorism
  • Related Experience

    Professor Love is a member of the following:

    • Religion and Foreign Policy Core Group, U.S. Department of State, Secretary of State's advisors on civil society engagement with the U.S. government, 2011-present
    • International Policy Committee, Advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2000-present
    • Catholic Peacebuilding Network, Advisory Committee and  founding member,    2002-present

    She was a Crapa Fellow for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in 2010. She serves as the International Affairs Editor for America magazine, and is a New York Times bestselling children's author.


    • Women Peacebuilders Internationally

      Book chapter for Women, Religion, and Peace.  Women of faith are at the frontlines of building peace around the world, yet are often overlooked by governments, scholars, and the media. This book chapter draws from my interviews with women peacebuilders in dozens of countries.  

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    • Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda, 4th Edition

      Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda, 4th Edition

      From refugees to terrorism to cybersecurity, global issues go beyond borders, but our policy responses too often do not.  Governments do not move in internet time; how can we harvest the benefits of globalization's open societies, open economies, and open technologies, while managing the challenges?  

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