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"Breaking the Stalemate: Common Ground for the Common Good" 

Jill Marie Gerschutz Bell
Senior Legislative Specialist, Catholic Relief Services

October 29, 2012

Ft. Howard Theater, Bemis International Center


Jill Marie Gerschutz-Bell is a Senior Legislative Specialist for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), representing the agency before the U.S. Congress. In this presentation, contributing to St. Norbert’s annual theme on Civility, she will address the importance of bipartisan support for the common good, along with the means by which that kind of support might be achieved.

Gerschutz-Bell has been a social worker with migrant families in North Carolina and served as Migration Policy Director for the Jesuit Conference USA for five years. Selected a young leader in immigration by the German Marshall Fund, she served for two years as a fellow in its Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration. She also served as fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, where she contributed to and co-edited “And You Welcomed Me: Migration and Catholic Social Teaching.” Gerschutz-Bell has worked with Casa Alianza in San Jose, Costa Rica; the International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies in Geneva; and on Capitol Hill with Rep. Tony P. Hall (ret.). She has published articles in the Blueprint for Social Justice, Epikea, Vivre ensemble and other magazines and journals. She holds an MA in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a BA in political science and Spanish from the University of Dayton. 





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