Thomas Walsh, Ph.D. President, UPF International
Dr. Walsh is the Co-Chair of the Coalition of Faith-Based Organization. He is also Chairman of UPF International, an NGO in General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. With academic training in the field of religion, he earned his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University. He has been a teacher, author, and editor with specialization in areas of interfaith, religious studies, peace studies, philosophy, and social theory. He serves on the International Council of the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations and the International Coalition for Religious Freedom. He has contributed to and edited more than 30
books related to interfaith, peace-building and renewal of the United Nations. Among these volumes are Renewing the United Nations and Building a Culture of Peace and The Millennium Declaration of the United Nations: A Response from Civil Society. He also serves as Publisher of Dialogue and Alliance, a scholarly interfaith journal. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Bridgeport in the U.S.A.