Kishore Jayabalan is director of Istituto Acton in the Rome office of the Institute. Formerly, he worked for the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. He was executive editor of The Michigan Review and an economic policy intern for the US Chamber of Commerce and also worked as an international economist for the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, DC. He earned a BA in political science and economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an MA in political science from the University of Toronto. Kishore was baptised and received into the Roman Catholic Church by Pope John Paul II in Rome in 1996. He was appointed 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.