Kroc Welcomes Six New Ph.D. Students

Six new students in four disciplines recently began the Kroc Institute’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in peace studies. The program is a partnership with the University of Notre Dame Departments of Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, and Theology.

Kroc Welcomes Six New Ph.D. Students


Mai Ni Ni Aung, M.A. ’03

Mai Ni Ni Aung

Mai Ni Ni Aung is the founder of SONE-TU, a social enterprise which established and manages the following projects: The Endangered Language Documentation Project, The Oral History Project, The Education Project, and The Weaving Project.

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Anastasia Kushleyko, M.A. ’01

Anastasia Kushleyko

Anastasia Kushleyko is a regional legal adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross, where she leads efforts to integrate and promote international humanitarian law.

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Brian Klein, B.A. ’08

Brian Klein

Brian Klein is a PhD student studying Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, studying the political economy of energy and extractive industries. 

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Anna Walther, M.A. ’08

Anna Walther

Anna Walther is an associate attorney at Martinez, Aguilasocho & Lynch, APLC, in Bakersfiled, California, where she advocates for the rights of farmworkers. 

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