Director, Ph.D in International Conflict Management Program Kennesaw State University
Joseph G. Bock is Director of the PhD program in International Conflict Management and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science & International Affairs. He joined KSU as Director in August 2015 from the Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his work at the Eck Institute, Joe was Director of External Relations at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame. Other positions include being Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College and Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation. Joe's humanitarian work has included directing Catholic Relief Services’ programs in Pakistan and Jerusalem/West Bank/Gaza Strip, and overseeing programs in Bosnia, Croatia, Guinea, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Pakistan, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Thailand, and Uganda while serving as Vice President at American Refugee Committee. In 2010, he took a two-month leave from Notre Dame to serve as American Refugee Committee’s country director in Haiti following its devastating earthquake. Joe has been a consultant on violence prevention with the World Bank and a consultant with The Asia Foundation on conflict management and democratic governance, providing support in Thailand, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. He has been a Fellow with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a Fulbright Specialist at University of Malta, and a Visiting Fellow at Gonzaga University.