Carl Stauffer

Dr. Carl Stauffer is assistant professor of justice and development studies at Eastern Mennonite University‚Äôs Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and the academic director of the Caux Scholars Program in Caux, Switzerland. Prior to coming to EMU, Dr. Stauffer worked for 16 years in more than 20 countries across Africa as a project director, lead facilitator, trainer, and curriculum designer for peacebuilding, justice, and development initiatives. His main focus was on the application of restorative justice, post-violence reconstruction and reconciliation in transitional justice efforts at national and regional levels. He has worked with truth commissions, indigenous justice programs, and ex-combatant reintegration and memorialization processes. Outside of Africa, Stauffer has worked in Cyprus, Israel/Palestine, the Philippines, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, Jamaica, Nepal, S. Korea, Taiwan and Japan. He also brings North American domestic experience as a pastor working with racial justice and community development projects in urban contexts and as executive director of a Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program in the criminal justice system. Stauffer holds a PhD from KwaZulu Natal University in South Africa and an MA in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.