Carl Stauffer


Dr. Carl Stauffer is assistant professor of justice and development studies at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding and the academic director of the Caux Scholars Program in Caux, Switzerland. Prior to coming to EMU, Dr. Stauffer worked for 16 years in more than 20 countries across Africa as a project director, co-founder, lead facilitator, trainer, and curriculum designer for peacebuilding, justice, and development initiatives. His main focus was on the application of transitional justice and developmental approaches to conflict prevention and post-violence reconstruction and reconciliation efforts at national and regional levels. He has worked with truth commissions, indigenous justice programs, and ex-combatant reintegration processes. Outside of Africa, Stauffer has worked in Cyprus, Israel/Palestine, the Philippines, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He also brings North American domestic experience as a pastor working at development projects in disadvantaged urban communities and as executive director of a Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program. Stauffer holds a PhD from KwaZulu Natal University in South Africa and an MA in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.