Staff Profile: Kishore Jayabalan

Director of Istituto Acton
Istituto Acton

Kishore Jayabalan is director of Istituto Acton, the Acton Institute's Rome office. Formerly, he worked for the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace as an analyst for environmental and disarmament issues and desk officer for English-speaking countries. Kishore Jayabalan earned a B.A. in political science and economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In college, he was executive editor of The Michigan Review and an economic policy intern for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He worked as an international economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, D.C. and then graduated with an M.A. in political science from the University of Toronto.

During his graduate studies, Kishore was baptized and received into the Roman Catholic Church by Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1996. He later worked as a student campus minister at the university's Newman Centre, which led to his appointment to the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York in 1997. Two years later, he returned to Rome to work for the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Kishore became director of Istituto Acton in 2005 and organizes the institute's educational and outreach efforts in Rome and throughout Europe.

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International articles by this author

February 28, 2013 Letter from Rome: Elections Italian and Papal
January 31, 2013 Letter from Rome
January 10, 2013 Letter from Rome
December 13, 2012 Letter from Rome
November 13, 2012 Letter from Boston
October 03, 2012 Letter from Rome
September 04, 2012 Letter from Rome
July 04, 2012 Letter from Rome
June 01, 2012 Letter from Rome
May 02, 2012 Letter from Rome
April 04, 2012 Letter from Rome
March 02, 2012 Letter from Rome
February 02, 2012 Letter from Rome
January 12, 2012 Letter from Rome
December 06, 2011 Lettera da Londra
December 06, 2011 Letter from London
November 04, 2011 Letter from Rome
October 03, 2011 Letter from Rome
September 01, 2011 Letter from Rome
July 27, 2011 Letter from Rome
June 29, 2011 Letter from the Director
May 27, 2011 Letter from the Director
April 28, 2011 Letter from the Director
April 11, 2011 The upcoming challenges of aging populations for the family and society
March 31, 2011 Letter from the Director

Religion & Liberty articles by this author