Meet the Team

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Manuel J. Mejido, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs

Phone: (206) 296-2534

Building/Room: Hunthausen Hall


Manuel J. Mejido is a former United Nations official who has over fifteen years of experience combining research, policy work and advocacy in the field of international development.  In addition to serving as Center director, Dr. Mejido is also on the faculty of the School of Theology and Ministry, teaching courses that explore the role of religion and faith-based organizations in civic life.  To learn more about Dr. Mejido’s research and publications, please visit his 
faculty page.

Seattle University Magazine Interview with Dr. Mejido
Discerning the Role of Religion in Public Life: A profile of Dr. Mejido

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Margaret "Maggie" Breen, M.Div.

Community Engagement Manager, Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs

Phone: (206) 296-2657

Building/Room: Hunthausen Hall


Margaret "Maggie" Breen fosters and manages partnerships with regional faith-based organizations and other stakeholders to ensure Center scholarship and initiatives are responsive to the dynamics and needs of the Puget Sound region.  She empowers practitioners to integrate new knowledge towards more effective and thoughtful institutional responses to social issues. Breen brings experience in the translation and communication of complex ideas across diverse stakeholder groups as well as skills in relationship building, program design and implementation, research and analysis, and community outreach and organizing.

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Hannah Hunthausen

Program Coordinator

Phone: (206) 296-6954

Building/Room: Hunthausen Hall


Hannah Hunthausen has served as Coordinator for the Center since 2016, overseeing its day-to-day operations and communications. A skilled communicator, educator, and organizer, Hunthausen brings experience in research support, conference logistics, instructional design, group facilitation, development, and grant management.

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