Curriculum vitae

Joseph Kenneth Grieboski, DD, FRSA


Current Positions: President and CEO

       Grieboski Global Strategies

Mobile Telephone: 202.791.3074

Office Telephone: 703.570.6040

E-mail:               Joe@Grieboski.com




EDUCATION


Bachelor of Science (Foreign Service), Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC; Graduated June 1996; Grade Point Average 3.0/4.0


Study Abroad (Regional Politics, Theology, Religion and Security), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, 1995


Master of Arts (National Security Studies, Specialty: Religion and Conflict), Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Graduated June 2000; Grade Point Average 3.8/4.0


Master of Sacred Theology (Systemic Theology), Agape Seminary, Forest, VA; Graduated April 2019. 


Honorary Doctor of Humane Letter, Marywood University, Scranton, PA; Conferred May 2008.


Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Universal Life Seminary, Modesto, CA; Conferred January 2019.





POSITIONS HELD, DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPERIENCE


Grieboski Global Strategies  January 2010- present


• Manage day-to-day responsibilities of human rights-focused, social justice consulting  firm.

• Identify the firm's short-term strategies for realizing the long-term goals established by the Executive Committee of the firm. 

• Communicate and reach decisions with the firm's Executive Committee on implementation of firm policies and objectives.

• Communicate, both internally and externally, the firm's determination to maintain the highest possible professional standards in performance of Services while at the same time providing that all Services be performed in the context of lowest appropriate price for the client while maintaining a level of profitability to ensure the viability of the firm and its sustainability.

• Give guidance and direction, determine accountability, and monitor the work of the Senior Partners, Partners, Principals, and staff. 

• Supervise the financial affairs of the firm

• Develop, review, and prepare for final presentation to the Executive Committee the annual budget, including the projected income, the anticipated expenses, and sources and applications of funds (including capital acquisitions, decrease of liabilities, working capital requirements, etc.). Provide, as part of that presentation a three- to five-year pro forma by quarters estimating revenues, expenses, sources and applications of funds. 

• Provide succinct and descriptive management reports to the Executive Committee throughout the year on a regular basis with respect to any variances between actual results and budgeted results.

• Supervise, through the Chief Operating Officer (COO), timekeeping, disbursements accounting, and effective billing rates of the firm such that systems that support the accounting for those items are functioning effectively and efficiently.

• Ensure through personal involvement and through such ad hoc committees as may be required prompt and appropriate billings and collections at appropriate rates.

• Determine the salary of all non-partner staff.

• Determine through the budgeting process and from input from each individual named partner, the rates of charge and other billing methods to be used by the firm from time to time.

• Cause the Executive Committee to review at least annually the work performance of all senior partners, partners, managers, associates and paralegals, appropriate committees and supervisors, to evaluate the progress of each associate and paralegal and consider what adjustments in salary or status should be made. Recommend to the Executive Committee, based upon that information, which associates should be considered for partnership in the firm.

• Through the COO, determine the cash position of the firm from time to time and identify whether special distributions to partners might be warranted. Make recommendations to the Executive Committee as appropriate.

• Approve all material expenditures or financial commitments by any individual partner, employee, or committee made for the firm's account. The committee may reach understandings with any other committee, partner, or employee having responsibilities involving such commitments or expenditures and providing blanket authority to commit without prior approval within stated and recorded limits.

• Make recommendations to the Executive Committee as to designation of persons authorized to draw checks, drafts, and orders on the bank accounts of the firm and have access to any safety deposit box of the firm.

• Determine what standing and ad hoc committees are necessary to assist in carrying out any of the functions. Recommend to the Executive Committee the members and chairman of Committees and ensure that all committees function effectively.

• Delegate to standing and ad hoc committees or partners, specific tasks to be accomplished, such committee or partner to be required to promptly report its findings and recommendations to the Managing Partner for decision and action.

• Through the COO, oversee the planning, equipping, and maintenance of suitable office facilities (including space, leasehold improvements, furniture, fixtures and equipment).

• Serve as primary “rainmaker” in revenue production for firm.

• President and Chief Executive Officer: Overall corporate and client management of the world’s leading international, strategic, communications, and government relations consulting firm with a focus on fundamental rights, good governance, social justice, and nation building.

• Identify and secure new clients for the firm, initiate outreach to potential clients, identify client needs, craft specified proposals, pitch potential clients

• Manage implementation of client contracts

• Seek and initiate new outreach opportunities and partnerships with international, federal, state and local agencies, as well as the private and commercial sector, for corporate engagement and client activities

• Initiate and manage strategic initiatives and partnerships for the firm, its clients, and its partners

• Co-chaired by appointment of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton the US State Department Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society Working Group on Religion and Foreign Policy Subgroup on International Development and Humanitarian Assistance: drafted Action Plan Memo on Religion, Development, and Humanitarian Assistance for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

• Served as advisor to then-Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom Suzan Johnson Cook during nomination, confirmation, and time in office

• Testified as an expert witness before the United States House of Representatives (2013, 2007, 2003), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (annually since 2001), European Parliament (2009, 2002), British House of Lords (2011), Parliament of Hungary (2011), Russian Duma (2002), National Assembly of France (2004)

• Lead trade, government, civil society, media delegations and fact-finding missions to foreign capitals and regions (Morocco, Hungary, Russia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, France, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy, etc)

• Visited over 120 countries 

• Develop and establish new strategic partnerships for greater firm capacity-building

• Identify and recruit new Managing Consultants to expand and build firm resources and capacities 

• Serve in a pro bono advisory capacity on international, federal and national-level foreign policy and human rights advisory panels

• Represent client interests before United States Government, international organizations, religious institutions

• Draft legislation, manage legislative process for government relations clients

• Advise on constitutional, legislative, regulatory development: Wrote first draft of Preamble, new Hungarian Constitution, advising new Afghan Government on power-sharing plan and constitutional adjustment, assisted Malian government in drafting of new constitutional framework, consulting with Somali Government on new constitution, proposed consultation to Iraqi government on social inclusion of women and minorities 

• Organize and coordinate international conferences and consultations

• Pro bono advisor to international humanitarian and human rights organizations

• Support refugee and IDP causes, especially related to security, health, and education of women and children, in Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Chad, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Burma

• Negotiate kidnap and ransom situations, including, among others, the successful return in April 2015 of two young children abducted by their father and taken to Saudi Arabia

• Advised Jon Huntsman for President campaign on religious outreach, foreign policy, human rights

• Initiate and engage partnerships on new and emerging technologies, good governance, human rights, and nation building for firm and clients



THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy, Founder and Chairman of the Board, June 1999-Present, President, June 1999 – December 2009

• Founded and managed Nobel Peace Prize-nominated internationally recognized religious liberty and human rights organization

• Managed daily operations (fundraising, communications, research, advocacy) of 501c3 nonprofit

• Advised Holy See on international religious freedom reports, assisted in drafting of reports and interventions on international religious liberty at international organization meetings

• Appointed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan as an Expert Member of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, Almaty, Kazakhstan

• Advised foreign governments on religious freedom policies

• Drafted human rights legislation for dozens of countries

• Advised on constitutional development and human rights implementation: advised U.S. Government on Iraqi and Afghan draft constitutions, consulted with Maldives Government on new constitution

• Invited to address the opening of Burkina Faso Parliament, 2005, and closing of parliament, 2006

• Invited to address opening of Sudan parliament, 2007

• Led humanitarian aid and fact-finding missions to Sudan, Kosovo, Eritrea, Russia, Kazakhstan, Chile, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Kenya, Malawi, Burkina Faso, Turkey, Palestinian Territories, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and others

• Testified annually before the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

• Developed, co-founded, and managed Congressional Working Group on Religious Freedom, in partnership with then-Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and then Representative Roy Blunt (R-MO)

• Served as advisor to the International Catholic Legislators’ Network on international religious freedom issues, addressed assemblies at Castel Gandolfo, Rome, in 2010, 2011

• Developed and launched Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom, a global network of Members of Parliament with members in over 130 countries; planned and chaired semi-annual meeting of the IPC in Brussels (2003, 2004), Washington (2005), Rome (2006), Scranton (2008)

• Annually trained United States immigration judges on international religious freedom trends and country-specific issues in keeping with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998

• Served as expert witness in religious-based asylum cases

• Planned and managed high-level monthly Roundtable with the Ambassador meetings to discuss human rights, religious freedom issues in specific countries: only public discussion in Washington with then-Syrian ambassador on their relationship and trade with North Korea

• Led first official delegation of American Evangelicals to a predominantly Muslim country after 9/11

• Regularly briefed State Department, Defense Department, and National Security Council staff of international religious freedom issues, particularly on the intersection of religion, conflict, and security

• Authored or assisted the drafting of the following U.S. legislation: Trafficking Victims Protection Act, North Korea Human Rights Act, Religious Freedom in Europe Resolution, Armenia Genocide Resolution, and others

• Led cease-fire mission to Darfur, 2007 



United States House of Representatives, Candidate, 2002

• Ran for the United States House of Representatives for then-PA district 10

• Built stellar campaign team

• Established strategic campaign, fundraising, communications, and platforms plans, including field operations, get out the vote, TV, radio, and direct mail, and earned media

• Held candidate forums and knocked on doors for grassroots engagement

• Established successful national fundraising base

• Campaign ended when redistricting redrew the district 



Center for Jewish and Christian Values, Director of International Religious Liberty, 1997-1999

• Built and managed international religious liberty program

• Co-authored International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, passed unanimously by both houses of Congress

• Managed monthly roundtable meetings on religious freedom trends or country-specific issues

• Served as legislative and executive branch liaison on religious liberty issues

• Represented organization CEO at meetings of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Religious Freedom Working Group 

• Regularly briefed State Department, Defense Department, and National Security Council staff of international religious freedom issues 



TEACHING/LECTURING EXPERIENCE


• Lecturer, Summer Seminar on International Religious Freedom, Institute on Religion and World Affairs, Boston University, 2001-2004

• Lecturer, Religion and the International System, Campbellsville University, 2001, 2005, 2011

• Close Up Foundation, Program on Defense, Intelligence, and Diplomacy, 2000-2005



PUBLICATIONS


Publications 


THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy. (2015). Know Your Rights: What Is Religious Freedom?. Alexandria, VA: Grieboski, J.K. (Ed)


Grieboski, J.K. (2012). Forward. In Ahmad, C.N., & Abedi, B., A Diamond of Africa: The Illustrious Life of African Ahmadi Sheikh Amri Abedi (ix-xiii). Oakton, VA: Oakton Publications.


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). Religious Freedom. In N. Walker & E. Greenlee (Eds.), Whose God Rules (239-247). London: Palgrave Macmillan.



Articles


Grieboski, J.K. (2017). Time is running out for Myanmar's Rohingya. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/326592-time-is-running-out-for-myanmars-rohingya


Grieboski, J.K. (2017). A Real National Security Budget Would Fully Fund State Department. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/325320-a-budget-that-emphasizes-national-security-would-fully-fund


Grieboski, J.K. (2016). Myanmar's human rights commission nothing more than PR stunt. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/301549-burmese-human-rights-commission-nothing-more-than-pr-stunt


Grieboski, J.K. (2016). 9/11 bill is a global blunder that will weaken US efforts abroad. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/298707-9-11-bill-is-a-global-blunder-that-will-weaken-us-efforts


Grieboski, J.K. (2016). The soft-power brilliance of Vladimir Putin. The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/294409-the-soft-power-brilliance-of-vladimir-putin


Grieboski, J.K. (2016). There is no democracy in Burma without rights for the Rohingya. The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/292265-there-is-no-democracy-in-burma-without-rights-for-the


Grieboski, J.K. (2016). Erdogan drags Turkey toward totalitarianism. The Scranton Times-Tribune. Retrieved from http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/erdogan-drags-turkey-toward-totalitarianism-1.2081291


Grieboski, J.K. (2016). Why the next UN secretary-general should be a woman. The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/290962-why-the-next-un-secretary-general-should-be-a-woman


Grieboski, J.K. (2016). We need to send Eritrea to the International Criminal Court. The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/285937-we-need-to-send-eritrea-to-the-international-criminal-court


Grieboski, J.K. (2016). New president in Myanmar, but same persecution of Rohingya? The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/273523-new-president-in-myanmar-but-same-persecution-of-rohingya


Grieboski, J.K. (2015). Can lawmakers show the pope respect, even when they disagree?. The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/lawmaker-news/254599-can-members-of-congress-show-the-pope-respect-even-when-they


Grieboski, J.K. (2015). Global Magnitsky Act is a human rights paradigm shift. The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/international/252636-global-magnitsky-act-is-a-human-rights-paradigm-shift


Grieboski, J.K. (2014). Bangladesh Democracy Under Attack. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.  Retrieved from http://journal.georgetown.edu/2014/05/18/bangladesh-democracy-under-attack-by-joseph-k-grieboski/


Grieboski, J.K. (2014). Opposition to the Council of Europe’s Upcoming Vote to establish “Sect Observatories” and “Sect Awareness Sessions” Swells. World Religion News. Retrieved from http://www.worldreligionnews.com/issues/opposition-council-europes-upcoming-vote-establish-sect-observatories-sect-awareness-sessions-swells


Grieboski, J.K. (2014). Cuts Wound U.S. Ideals. Scranton Times-Tribune. Retrieved from http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorials-columns/guest-columnists/cuts-wound-u-s-ideals-1.1618048


Grieboski, J.K. (2014). On National Religious Freedom Day, Obama Administration Falters in Support. The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/religious-rights/195561-on-national-religious-freedom-day-obama-administration.


Grieboski, J. K. (2013). An Urgent Call for Justice for Rohingya Muslims. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Retrieved from http://journal.georgetown.edu/2013/11/25/an-urgent-call-for-justice-for-rohingya-muslims-by-joseph-k-grieboski/


Grieboski, J. K. (2013). Keep Faith with Mission. Scranton Times-Tribune. Retrieved from http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorials-columns/guest-columnists/keep-faith-with-mission-1.1574359


Grieboski, J.K. (2013). Restructuring America’s Approach to International Religious Freedom. The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/religious-rights/329887-restructuring-americas-approach-to-international-religious-freedom


Grieboski, J.K. (2013). Human Rights, Refugees, and the Conflict over the Western Sahara. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. Retrieved from http://journal.georgetown.edu/2013/09/24/human-rights-refugees-and-the-conflict-over-the-western-sahara-by-joseph-k-grieboski/


Grieboski, J.K. (2013). An Urgent Call for Rohingya Muslim Justice. Federal Bar Association Green Card Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.fedbar.org/Image-Library/Sections-and-Divisions/Immigration/August-2013.aspx


Grieboski, J.K. (2013). Western Sahara Caucus Threatens North African Security. The Hill Newspaper. Retrieved from http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/317685-western-sahara-caucus-threatens-north-african-security-


Grieboski, J.K. (2013). A Call for the Designation of Boko Haram as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Federal Bar Association The Green Card Newsletter. Retrieved from http://www.fedbar.org/Image-Library/Events/2013-Annual-Meeting/Newsletter-Winners/IMM.aspx


Grieboski, J.K. (2013). Congress Should Investigate Polisario’s Terrorism Ties. Roll Call Newspaper. Retrieved from http://www.rollcall.com/news/grieboski_congress_should_investigate_polisarios_terrorism_ties-223425-1.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2013). North Carolina Should be Condemned for Trying to Establish a State Religion. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=79576


Grieboski, J.K.  (2012). Desert of Compassion. The Scranton Times-Tribune Retrieved from http://m.thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorials-columns/guest-columnists/desert-of-compassion-1.1408969


Grieboski, J.K. (2012). Condemning those in Pakistan who vandalize Ahmadiyya Gravestones. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=77624&pageid=&pagename=


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). This Christmas, Charities Are in Crisis. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/charities-in-crisis-at-christmastime_b_1152276.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). The Story Behind the Western Sahara Kidnappings. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/sahara-kidnappings_b_1065476.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). The Case for Pulling the Plug on the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/us-commission-international-religious-freedom_b_1010590.html


Grieboski, J.K. . (2011). Qadri Verdict: Rule of Law Still Alive in Pakistan. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/qadri-verdict-rule-of-law-still-alive-in-pakistan_b_990280.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). Kazakhstan adds to Europe’s Summer of Discontent on Religious Freedom. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/kazakhstan-religious-freedom_b_998223.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). The Right man for the right office. The Daily Caller. Retrieved from http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/22/the-right-man-for-the-right-office/


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). Congo’s Forgotten Sexual Genocide. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/congos-forgotten-sexual-genocide_b_916663.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). God’s Diplomat Called Home. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/gods-diplomat-pietro-sambi_b_912636.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). The Midnight Adoption of Europe’s Most Restrictive Religion Law. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/hungarian-parliament-resu_b_902567.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). Discriminatory Draft Law in Belgium Violates Fundamental Religious Rights. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/discriminatory-draft-law-_b_876513.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). It is time to Prioritize Religious Freedom in U.S. Foreign Policy. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/it-is-time-to-prioritize-_b_872758.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). President Obama, Religious Freedom and The Arab Summer. The Huffington Post. Retrieved http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/less-restraint-more-leade_b_863281.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). The Case of the Disappearing Religious Freedom. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/the-case-of-the-disappear_b_847438.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). From Dictatorship to Democracy: Hungarians Unite In Drafting Constitution. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/from-dictatorship-to-demo_b_842820.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). Peaceful Lives, Violent Deaths: The Silent Cries of the Ahmadis. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/peaceful-lives-violent-de_b_839694.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). Why America Needs an Ambassador for Religious Liberty. The Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-k-grieboski/why-america-needs-suzan-j_b_832874.html


Grieboski, J.K. (2011). Pyramids Aren’t Built in a Day. The Scranton Times-Tribune. Retrieved from http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/editorials-columns/guest-columnists/pyramids-aren-t-built-in-a-day-1.1104899


Grieboski, J.K. (2010). UN Secretary General Unhappy with UN Progress on Burma. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=12065


Grieboski, J.K. (2010). Venezuela's Arms Buildup a Challenge for US Security. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=12051


Grieboski, J.K. (2010). Imam with Mission of Understanding Becomes the Target of Hate. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11951


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). Envoy Key Tool for Outreach to Muslim World. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11125&pageid=&pagename=-2/4/2009


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). North Korea Executes Christian Woman for Distributing The Bible. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11476


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). A Saintly Main Returns Home. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11436


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). Austrian Legislator Accuses Ahmadinejad of Role in 1989 Vienna Death Squad. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11404


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). ElBaradei and IAEA Admit Iran Poised to Have Nuclear Weapons. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11399


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). Iranian Election Leads to Chaos in the Streets. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11391


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). Iranian, Hezbollah Presence in Latin America a Growing Problem for Security. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11393


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). Iran Beefs Up Naval Forces to Demonstrate Ability to Repel Moves Against Nuclear Program. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11354


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). Somali Rebels Seize Control of Country with Support of Eritrea. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11341


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). King Abdullah Shakes Religious Establishment and Appoints First Woman to Senior Post. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=1093


Grieboski, J.K. (2009). North Korea Offers Olive Branch Before Clinton's Swing through Asia. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=1094


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Iran Deploys Troops, Ballistic Missiles To Eritrea. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=980


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Hamas Bars Faithful from Completing Hajj. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=977


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). China Positions for Central Asia Sphere of Influence. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=892


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Petraeus Wants to Add Syria after Pakistan, But Washington Says No. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=891


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Iran Moves One Step Closer to Mandating Death Penalty for Apostasy. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=779


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). African National Congress Ousts Mbeki. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=782


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). The Bear Ain't Back--It Never Left. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=757


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Israel Ponders "Special Action" Against Iranian President Ahmadinejad's Deadly Threats. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=761


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Tehran Ignores Latest Diplomatic Nuke Deadline as Israel Ponders Strike. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=682


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Olympic Committee Refuses to Apologize for Deal with Beijing to Censor Websites. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=684


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Nepal Sees Shaky Start as Monarchy Gives Way to Republic. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=665


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). China Bans Olympic Visits from Protests. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=664


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). New Kazakhstan Draft Religion Rules Still Violate International Human Rights Laws. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=617


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Talks with Dali Lama over Tibet-Beijing Ties Conclude Dismally. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=620


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Indonesia Cracks Down on Minority Religious Groups. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=605


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Sderot Families Stand up to Hamas Missiles - Living 15 Seconds at a Time. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=594


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Irish Voters Place European Integration at Risk, Cause Rifts Among European Leaders. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=582


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Religious Minorities—Jehovaha’s Witnesses, Baptists, Unregistered Muslims and Others-- Harassed in Azerbaijan. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=581


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). Israel Openly Warns Iran of Pre-emptive Attack over Nuclear Threat. The Cutting Edge. Retrieved from http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=562


Grieboski, J.K. (2008). America Comes to Rome. Liberty Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.libertymagazine.org/article/america-comes-to-rome


Grieboski, J.K. (2007). New Seeds of Civil War in Balkans. The Scranton Times-Tribune. Retrieved from http://www.savekosovo.org/?p=10&sp=381


Grieboski, J.K. (2004). Is France Hostile to Religion. Liberty Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.libertymagazine.org/article/is-france-hostile-to-religion


Grieboski, J.K. (2004). The French Model, The Threat of France’s Anti-Sect Laws to Religious Liberty in Europe and Beyond. Touchstone Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.touchstonemag.com/archives/article.php?id=17-02-041-f


Grieboski, J.K. (2004). Faith in the World. Liberty Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.libertymagazine.org/article/faith-in-the-world


Grieboski, J.K. (2002). Home-grown Intolerance in France. Liberty Magazine. Retrieved from http://www.libertymagazine.org/article/home-grown-intolerance-in-france



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES


• Commissioner, Alexandria City Commission on HIV/AIDS


• Chairman of the Board, International Center for Rights and Justice


• Chairman of the Board, International Campaign for the Rohingya


• Fellow, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, 2017-present


• Secretary of the Board of Directors, United Muslim Relief, 2017-present


• US Advisor to the Directorate, Faith and Globalization Program, Durham University, United Kingdom, 2013-present


• Founder and Secretary-General, Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom, 2002-present


• Member, Board of Directors, Human Rights Lawyers Network Without Frontiers, 2015-present


• Member, Board of Advisors, Arakhan Rohingya Union, 2013-present


• Member, Board of Advisors, Anti-Predator Project, 2016-present


• Member, Board of Honor, Planète Citoyenne, 2011-present 


• Member, Board of Advisors, Military Religious Freedom Foundation, 2007-present


• Member, Board of Advisors, The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization, 2009-present


• International Religious Liberty Advisor, National Council of Churches Committee on Religious Liberty, 2001-present


• International Religious Freedom Advisor, International Catholic Legislators Network, appointed by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn and Lord David Alton, 2009-2011 


• Member, Expert Advisory Group on "Promoting and Protecting the Universal Right to Freedom of Religion or Belief through Law: Current Dilemmas and Lessons Learned”, International Development Law Organization, 2014-present


• Member, American Bar Association, 2015-present


• Member, Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, appointed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, 2002-present


• Member, Organizing Committee, World Youth Day/Official Visit of Pope John Paul II to Denver, 1993


• Member, Third Order, Order of the Most Holy Trinity and Captives (Roman Catholic religious order whose charism focuses on interfaith dialogue, religious freedom, slavery), 1998-present


• Columnist, The Hill, 2015-present


• Columnist, The Huffington Post Religion, 2010-2012


• Foreign News Editor, The Cutting Edge News, 2008-2013



AWARDS 


• Finalist, United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion and Belief, 2016


• Nominee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, 2017


• Nominee, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, 2017


• Nominee, Nobel Peace Prize, 2005, 2006, 2007


• “Joseph K. Grieboski Day”, Lackawanna County, PA, October 10, 2005


• Recognized by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, of Morocco: “Your work is the foundation of a new civilization,” 2004


• Ambassador for Peace Award, United Peace Federation, 1999


• Global Peacemakers Award, Ethiopian Peace Foundation, 2010


• Friend of Freedom Award, Serbian Unity Congress, 2005


• Bishop John Joseph Peace Award, Pakistan Christian Council, 2000



PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY


• Adopted March 6, 1975


• Married to Tracy Lynn Casey Grieboski


• Ordained a priest in the Independent Old Catholic Church, April 28, 2019


• Resides in Alexandria, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) with his dogs, Percy and Eddie, and cats, Theo and Charlie


• Hobbies: Traveling, Cooking, Reading, Watching Doctor Who




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