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David Joseph Wellman

  • dwellman@depaul.edu
  • Associate Professor and Director, The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy
  • ​​​​​Ph.D.,  Union Theological Seminary​​​​
  • Grace School of Applied Diplomacy
  • Faculty
  • 773.325.4282
  • ​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 Taught
DPL 201 Diplomacy: It's Present and Future 
DPL 203 Citizen Diplomacy in the 21st Century
DPL 350 Applied Diplomacy Senior Capstone
DPL 400 Diplomacy: It's Foundations and Future ​