Personal Profile

Doug Hostetter is a peace activist, professor, photojournalist peace pastor and UN civil society activist. He has a distinguished record of service in the U.S. peace movement and in humanitarian work in Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Balkans.

A Mennonite who lived and worked in Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s, Doug has held a variety of staff positions with the Mennonite Central Committee, the United Methodist Office for the United Nations, the American Friends Service Committee and the Fellowship of Reconciliation for more than three decades.

Following the Persian Gulf War in 1992, Doug participated in a peace and relief delegation to Iraq. From 1993 to 2001, he led numerous interfaith delegations and work camps to Iraq, Bosnia, and Israel/Palestine. In 2001, Doug was half of a two-person relief team that took 239 tons of food to displaced people in Northern Afghanistan after the U.S. bombing campaign.

During the second American war in Iraq, Doug was based in Amman, Jordan, on assignment for AFSC during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Working with his camera and observations based on his many years of experience, he presented a glimpse at the impact of this war on innocent civilians.

Back in the U.S., Doug is a Visiting Lecturer in Sociology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Peace Pastor at Evanston Mennonite Church, and remains active as a member of the Board or consultant with a number of nongovernmental organizations including: the Mennonite Central Committee, the American Friends Service Committee, Help the Afghan Children, the Shanti Foundation for World Peace and Medicine for Peace.   Doug is currently the director of the Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Liaison Office in New York City.




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