Dr-David-Leege-Director-of-University-Engagement-and-Research-at-Catholic-Relief-Services

Dr. David Leege, Director of University Engagement and Research at Catholic Relief Services, spoke to IED Program students about the application of the integral approach around the world. Drawing on his vast overseas experience, Dr. Leege provided relevant examples of the benefit of the integral approach. Discussing programs in Africa which focused solely on economic development, but neglected to include the components of justice and peace, Dr. Leege explained how in Rwanda, for example, failing to include the integral approach ultimately led to genocide. He explained that integral human development is development of the whole person, and that "people reach their full human potential in an atmosphere of peace, social justice, and human dignity.”

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