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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.


Latest Articles by Kishore Jayabalan

  • What is 'economic man'?

    Intellectuals are often vocal critics of capitalism. Most of them lean left politically, so it is easy to identify anti-capitalism with progressivism. It is therefore no coincidence that the
  • Anti-Americanism at the Vatican

    It’s been a couple of weeks since the Vatican-based newspaper La Civiltà Cattolica published “Evangelical Fundamentalism and Catholic Integralism: A Surprising Ecumenism,” basically
  • Letter from Rome: Anti-Americanism at the Vatican

    Dear friends of Istituto Acton, It’s been a couple of weeks since La Civiltà Cattolica published “ Evangelical Fundamentalism and Catholic Integralism: A Surprising Ecumenism , ” basically
  • The rising threats to European liberty

    It’s not good manners to begin the year with dire predictions, but with continuing Islamic terrorist attacks, increasing concern over Russian aggression, and the general fecklessness of its
  • Hard Times for Free Trade

    Every four years, Europeans ask me to make sense of the strange happenings of the U.S. presidential campaign.