Nina Balmaceda

Administrative Faculty; Associate Director for the Center for Reconciliation


017B Gray

Duke Divinity School
Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708


Licentiate in Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Master of Arts in International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame du Lac
Master of Arts in Government, University of Notre Dame du Lac 
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Notre Dame du Lac


Dr. Vilma “Nina” Balmaceda is a scholar-practitioner whose work focuses on civic leadership development and education for justpeace and reconciliation. She is the director of the Americas Initiative for Transformation and Reconciliation, and of the Certificate in Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation program, and co-director of the graduate certificate program in Faith-based Organizing, Advocacy and Social Transformation; a member of the Duke Climate and Sustainability Advisory Council, and of the Duke Human Rights Center’s faculty board. Dr. Balmaceda also serves as president of Peace and Hope International, a Christian organization dedicated to address injustice and preventing violence against vulnerable communities in Latin America.