Dr. David Anderson Hooker

David Anderson Hooker

University of Notre Dame

Dr. David Anderson Hooker is Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is also a mediator and peace builder with over 30 years of experience including serving as Senior Program Associate for the National Institute for Dispute Resolution (NIDR) in Washington, DC and Senior Fellow for Community Engagement Strategies at the JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia. Hooker is a PhD graduate of Tilburg University in the Netherlands, a graduate of Emory University’s School of Law (J.D.) and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology (M.Div) and a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia. Mr. Hooker’s work has taken him to Bosnia, Croatia, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Myanmar (Burma), Kenya, Uganda, and Cuba. He is the author of The Little Book of Transformative Community Conferencing (2016) and co-author of Transforming Historical Harms (2012). Hooker’s primary interest is in conscious and unconscious impacts of narratives in the creation, understanding, and resolution of conflict.

Three teens sitting with arms around each other Developing Trusted Relationships and Nurturing Communities

Leading theologians and pastors explore the importance of creating an environment where youth can develop trusted relationships with peers and adults, and the value of nurturing communities.

Team building exercise on a high ropes course Envisioning, Building and Sustaining Thriving Youth Ministries

Leading theologians and pastors explore the importance of youth ministry and how developing a mission and vision statement can help to grow a thriving youth group in accordance with that mission.

Bible Study Studying the Bible with Youth

Practical theologians and youth pastors discuss the best approaches, tools, and frameworks to use when leading adolescents in Bible study, exploring the spiritual needs of young people and the transformative power that good Bible study can have on youth.