Chairs

 

Dr. Vladimir Latinovic
Co-Chair (Orthodox)

Undergraduate studies at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade. Doctorate at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University Tübingen …

Since 2011 teaching fellow in the Department for the History of Dogma and research fellow at the Institute for Ecumenical and Interreligious Studies. Since 2016 project manager at the Academy DRS and lecturer in Patristics and Church History at the University Tübingen. Director and vice-chair of the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network. Co-chair of the networks American Academy of Religion (AAR) unit. Founder and co-chair of the Orthodox-Eastern Catholic Dialogue Group (OEC).
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PD Dr. Dr. Thomas Mark Németh
Co-Chair (Eastern Catholic)

Docent for Eastern Churches History and Ecumenical Theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Würzburg, Director of the Institute of Eastern Churches …

at the University of Würzburg and priest of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church. Degree in Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna. Diploma in Catholic Theology at the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna. 2003 Doctorate jur., 2004 theol. at the University of Vienna. 2013 habilitation at the University of Vienna, habilitation thesis for the subject "Theology and History of the Christian East”. Sicne 2019 co-chair of Orthodox-Eastern Catholic Dialogue Group (OEC).
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Steering Committee

 

Dr. Antoine Arjakovsky
Steering Committee Member (Orthodox)

Collège des Bernardins, Paris, is a teacher at the Cathedral School of Paris and a Research Director at the Collège des Bernardins since 2011…

He is also the Founder and the Director of the Administrative Council of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University since 2004. He has published many books on the history of the Orthodox thought and Church, including: "What is orthodoxy?" (Angelico Press, 2018)
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Prof. Dr. Yury P. Avvakumov
Steering Committee Member (Eastern Catholic)

Associate Professor of History of Christianity at Theology Department of the University of Notre Dame, USA …

He is the author of "Die Entstehung des Unionsgedankens: Die lateinische Theologie des Hochmittelalters in der Auseinandersetzung mit dem Ritus der Ostkirche" (Berlin 2002) and the editor of "Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky and the Greco-Catholics in Russia" (Lviv 2004). He has also contributed numerous book chapters to volumes on medieval and modern church history and theology, and articles to such journals as "Una Sancta", "Communicantes", "Ostkirchliche Studien", "Münchner Theologische Zeitschrift", "Bohoslovja", "Kovcheh," etc. Before coming to Notre Dame in 2010, he served as Dean of Humanities and the founding Chair of the Department of Classical, Byzantine, and Medieval Studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine.
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Dr. Nadezhda A. Beliakova
Steering Committee Member (Orthodox)

Senior scientific researcher at the Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Science (Moscow)...

since 2010 and Ass. Prof. at the Dep. of Theology at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI since 2014. Her research interests: churches in the cold war; everyday history of believers in the Soviet union; the history of women in the churches; deaconesses in orthodox and catholic churches.
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Prof. Dr. Radu Bordeianu
Steering Committee Member (Orthodox)

Associate Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA – USA. His research focuses on ecumenical ecclesiologies …

He is the author of Dumitru Staniloae: An Ecumenical Ecclesiology (Continuum, 2011, 2013). He served as President of the Orthodox Theological Society of America and is a member of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation. He is a co-convener of the Christian-Jewish Dialogue in Pittsburgh and is involved in local ecumenical dialogues.
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Prof. Dr. Cyril Hovorun
Steering Committee Member (Orthodox)

Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Acting Director of Huffington Ecumenical Institute …

and senior lecturer at Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy. A graduate of the Theological Academy in Kyiv and National University in Athens, he accomplished his doctoral studies at Durham University under the supervision of Fr Andrew Louth. Then he was a Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, First Deputy Chairman of the Educational Committee of the Russian Orthodox Church, and later a Research Fellow at Yale and Columbia Universities. He has published several books in different languages: Political Orthodoxies: The Unorthodoxies of the Church Coerced (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2018); Ukrainian Public Theology (Kyiv: Dukh і Litera, 2017, in Ukrainian), Scaffolds of the Church: Towards Poststructural Ecclesiology (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2017; Ukrainian translation published in 2018); Wonders of the Panorthodox Council, (Moscow: Christian Book Club, 2016, in Russian); Meta-Ecclesiology, Chronicles on Church Awareness, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015; Ukrainian translation published in 2017); From Antioch to Xi’an: an Evolution of ‘Nestorianism’ (Hong Kong: Chinese Orthodox Press, 2014, in Chinese); Will, Action and Freedom. Christological Controversies in the Seventh Century (Leiden - Boston: Brill, 2008).
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Prof. Dr. Gerard Mannion
Steering Committee Member (Catholic)

Amaturo Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies at Georgetown University. Senior Research Fellow of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs …

and founding Co-director of the Global Irish Studies Initiative. Educatedat the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, he has held visiting professorships and fellowships at universities such as Tübingen (Germany), the Dominican Institute for Theologyand University of St Michael’s College, Toronto (Canada), the Australian Catholic University,the Institute of Religious Sciences in Trento (Italy) and at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (inBelgium). He has served as chair of the Ecclesiological Investigations International ResearchNetwork for fourteen years and has published numerous books and articles particularly in fieldssuch as ecclesiology, ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, ethics and social justice, in addition to other aspects of systematic theology and philosophy. He is the current President of the International Network of Societies for Catholic Theology (INSeCT).
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Prof. Dr. Edward Siecienski
Steering Committee Member (Orthodox)

Associate Professor of Religion and Clement and Helen Pappas Professor of Byzantine Culture and Religion at Stockton University …

and the author of The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate and The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy.
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Prof. Dr. Laura Stanciu
Steering Committee Member (Eastern Catholic)

Associate professor at the University of Alba Iulia (Romania) since 1998. She is interested in the History of the Church in Modern Times…

Of the latest publications: Entre Oriente y Occidente. Sobre la Iglesia de los rumanos de Transilvania, Madrid, 20014; Die Union der Rumänen Siebenbürgens mit der Kirche von Rom, Bucureşti, 2010, 2015; The Romanian Uniate Church History trough his synodal acts (1782-1900): volume of documents, Budapest, 2017.
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Prof. Dr. Oleh Turiy
Steering Committee Member (Eastern Catholic)

Chair of Church History Department, Ukrainian Catholic University. Vice Rector for External Affairs …

Ph.D. in Ukrainian History from the Lviv State University; internships at Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (Edmonton, Toronto), Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies (Ottawa), Catholic University of Eichstaett (Germany), Vienna University, Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio, USA). Employed at UCU since 1994. Author and editor of about 120 publications on church history and interconfessional relations.
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