Joseph K. Grieboski is the Chairman and CEO of just CONSULTING (www.just-consulting.com) and Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy.
In 1999 – at the age of 24 – Joe founded THE INSTITUTE on Religion and Public Policy (www.religionandpolicy.org). Twelve years and several Nobel Peace Prize nominations later, Joe has become an internally-renowned expert in security, counter-terrorism, human rights, conflict transformation, business development, and much more. As a matter of fact, in a letter to Joe in 2005, His Majesty, King Mohammed VI, of Morocco referred to Joe’s work as the “foundation of a new civilization”.
As a religious freedom, human rights, and international policy expert, Joe has testified before the United States Congress, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the United Nations Human Rights Council, the European Parliament and countless other legislative and international bodies.
His extensive travels to every corner of the globe have allowed Joe to meet, interact with, and befriend leaders of business and industry, government, entertainment, advocacy, and other arenas, giving him one of Washington’s best and most sought after rolodexes.
From confidence building programs in Darfur to post-conflict reconstruction in Kosovo, from track-three diplomacy efforts in North Korea and Iran to minority protection and reintegration in Iraq and Afghanistan, to authoring countless laws for numerous countries, Joe has been at the forefront of the some of most crucial and sensitive issues and areas in the world.
He currently serves as Co-chair of the US State Department Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society Working Group on Religion and Foreign Policy Subgroup on International Aid and Development; Founder and Secretary-General of the Interparliamentary Conference on Human Rights and Religious Freedom; Founder and Chairman of the International Consortium on Religion, Culture, and Dialogue; member of the Board of Directors of the Leadership Council for Human Rights; member of the Board of Directors of Planète Citoyenne; member of the Board of Advisors of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation; member of the Board of Advisors of The Earth Organization; member of the Board of Advisors of PGSA Services; columnist for The Huffington Post; foreign news contributor for The Cutting Edge News. Joe has also served as an advisor to the US Department of State, the Foreign Office of the United Kingdom, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the European Parliament, and many other national and international bodies.
In accordance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, the Executive Office of Immigration Review of the Justice Department has cooperated with Joe to train the United States immigration judges and immigration attorneys each year. He has also lectured for the Close Up Foundation; the National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence, and Diplomacy; and the Washington Semester Program on Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University. Joe has also served as a lecturer in the Boston University Institute on Religion, Culture, and World Affairs (IRWA).
In April 2010 Joe was inducted into the International Board of Sponsors of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College – Martin Luther King’s alma mater. The award honors those who have made significant contributions to the civil and human rights nonviolence movement in the tradition of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service degree and a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies both from Georgetown University. In 2008, Joe received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Marywood University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in International Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.