College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Applied Diplomacy > Faculty > David Wellman
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary
LPC 2327 N. Racine, Ste. 102
David Joseph Wellman’s work focuses on the relationship between diplomacy and religion, ecological sustainability and interconvictional engagement. He is an Associate Professor and the Director of The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy at DePaul University in Chicago. Wellman is the author of Sustainable Diplomacy: Ecology, Religion and Ethics in Muslim-Christian Relations (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Sustainable Communities (Geneva: World Council of Churches, 2001). Wellman's writing on diplomacy was used as the basis for an international conference, whose outcome was the collaborative volume Sustainable Diplomacies, edited by Costas Constantinou and James Der Derian, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). His more recent work has focused on European Union integration, non-state actor and grassroots diplomacy and the role of religious culture in building bridges across boundaries of difference. Wellman's current book project focuses on urban diplomacy among non-state actor and grassroots practitioners in Paris and Chicago.
Research Interests- Diplomacy and Religion - Ecological Sustainability - Interreligious Engagement - European Union Integration - Jewish, Christian and Islamic Queer Theology
Courses Frequently TaughtDPL 201 Diplomacy: It's Present and Future DPL 203 Citizen Diplomacy in the 21st CenturyDPL 350 Applied Diplomacy Senior CapstoneDPL 400 Diplomacy: It's Foundations and Future