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Regis College Fall Faculty Conference October 2, 2009: Maryann Cusimano Love

About Maryann and her work

Personal Info

Portrait of Maryann

Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love is an award winning international educator and New York Times Best Selling author. Dr. Cusimano Love has spoken to audiences from suburban pre-schoolers, to inner city children, to military officers and diplomats and CNN International. A winner of Harvard University’s Pew Faculty Fellowship for teaching, and Catholic University’s Teacher of the Year Award, Maryann Cusimano Love is an effective presenter who favors participatory techniques. Maryann has been working with children since she was a teen–as a clown, story-teller, singer, puppeteer, and caregiver. You Are My I Love You and You Are My Miracle arose out of her work with children, especially the PeaceKids group in the Sursum Corda housing project in Washington, DC. Maryann lives on the Chesapeake Bay with her husband, Richard Love, and their daughter Maria. She is a tenured associate professor of international politics at Catholic University, and a member of the Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

International Affairs Background
Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in globalization, terrorism, security, non-state actors, ethics and U.S. foreign policy at both the Pentagon and Catholic University (where she is a tenured professor in the Politics Department). Dr. Cusimano Love has been advising Canadian, Caribbean, and U.S. government and private sector leaders on globalization, terrorism, and homeland security since 1998, as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Cusimano Love serves on the International Policy Committee, advising the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops on international affairs. She serves on the Board for the Jesuit Refugee Service, the Advisory Board for the University of Notre Dame Kroc Institute Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the Advisory Board for Georgetown University’s Project on Globalization and Culture, and is a co-founder of Catholic University’s Center for International Social Development. She serves or has served as a consultant with the Franciscan Office for Justice and Peace, the American Assembly Project on Rethinking International Institutions, the National Intelligence Council, the Vatican Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the UN working group on Human Trafficking, and the U.S. Institute of Peace advisory group on conflict resolution and foreign policy. She was a fellow at the U.S. Naval Academy's Center for Military Ethics 2002-2003. Recent books include Beyond Sovereignty: Issues for a Global Agenda (Thomson/ Wadsworth, 2003 and 3rd edition 2006), Morality Matters: Ethics and the War on Terrorism (forthcoming), and the best selling children’s books, You Are My I Love You (Penguin Putnam Philomel 2001), published in English, German, Japanese, Korean and French, and You Are My Miracle (Penguin Putnam Philomel 2005). She has given invited speeches to the United Nations UNICRI working group on Human Trafficking, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Brookings Institution, Notre Dame University Law School, Georgetown University, the University of Milan, the University of Ireland at Galway, the United States Naval Academy, the McCormick-Tribune Foundation- Cantigne Conference, the Conferences of Latin American, Canadian, and U.S. Bishops, and the Christian Council for Arms Control, Defense, and Disarmament, an association of senior defense and foreign service officers from NATO countries. She is a former governing board member of Women in International Security, and is the founder of the Political Psychology Section of the American Political Science Association. She received her PhD in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, her MA from the LBJ School at the University of Texas, and her BA from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love married Dr. Richard A. Love in 2000, and welcomed their first child, Maria Isabella Love in 2003.



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