Fr. Peter Rožič, SJ appointed Director of the Environmental Justice Program

MAY 23, 2023 The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the appointment of Fr. Peter Rožič, SJ as the new Director of the Environmental Justice Program at Georgetown University. He replaces Fr. Gaël Giraud, SJ.

Fr. Peter Rožič, SJ is an Associate Research Professor at the Environmental Justice Program at Georgetown. Fr. Rožič co-founded several international programs, including the European Laudato Si’ Alliance, an umbrella platform for advocacy networks to influence climate policy making through the EU institutions; the European Leadership Programme, one of the most prestigious residential programs for highly talented fellows working in EU policy; and the American Slovenian Education Foundation, which has enabled hundreds of highly talented scholars to conduct research at top universities around the world. Fr. Rožič previously directed the Jesuit European Social Centre in Brussels, taught political philosophy at the University of Ljubljana and also taught political science at Santa Clara University. 

Fr. Rožič has an extensive research record in diverse disciplines, including political science, theology and transitional and environmental justice. His scholarly contributions span a broad range of publications in peer-reviewed journals and other academic platforms. Fr. Rožič received his B.A. in Philosophy and M.Div. in Theology from Centre Sèvres, Facultés Jésuites de Paris, and his M.A. in International Business and Policy and Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University.

Peter Rozic