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Mullen Family Gift Builds Next Generation of Peace Scholars

A family with many Notre Dame graduates who are committed to peace has made a campaign gift that will help launch a new Ph.D. program in peace studies. The John R. and Diane Mullen Family Endowment will provide ongoing support for two Ph.D. fellowships at the Kroc Institute.

Mullen Family Gift Builds Next Generation of Peace Scholars

Notre Dame Establishes New Doctoral Program in Peace Studies

The University of Notre Dame has established a doctoral program in peace studies. One of the few of its kind in the world, the program is a partnership between the institute and the departments of history, political science, psychology and sociology.

Notre Dame Establishes New Doctoral Program in Peace Studies

A Life-Changing Peace Blog

Several of Daniel Myers’ students have told him that his new course, Introduction to Peace Studies, has changed their lives, and what the young men and women are sharing in the class this semester has repeatedly moved Myers to tears.

A Life-Changing Peace Blog

Study Reveals Impact of U.N. Weapons Bans

Since 1990, the United Nations has banned the transfer of arms to Iraq, Somalia, al Qaeda and 24 other nations and groups worldwide. Although these measures did not completely stop the flow of weapons, they did change the behavior of some targets, according to a new report. 

Study Reveals Impact of U.N. Weapons Bans

Phil Donahue to Screen New Film

Television talk show host and University of Notre Dame graduate Phil Donahue will screen his first film, “Body of War,” at the Browning Cinema of the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Dec. 7 (Friday).

Phil Donahue to Screen New Film

Nuclear Abolitionist Schell to Speak Nov. 13

Jonathan Schell, whose bestselling book “The Fate of the Earth” is credited with launching the movement to abolish nuclear weapons, will speak Tuesday in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

Nuclear Abolitionist Schell to Speak Nov. 13

U.S. Institute of Peace VP to Speak Sept. 28

Although religion often is blamed for inciting violence in many parts of the world, faith-based organizations and people of faith can be a significant positive force for international peace, according to David Smock, vice president of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).

U.S. Institute of Peace VP to Speak Sept. 28

New Book Calls for Bold New Response to Terrorism

The two University of Notre Dame scholars whose research demonstrated – before the Iraq war – that it was highly unlikely there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq are co-editors of a new book on counterterrorism.

In “Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat,” just...

New Book Calls for Bold New Response to Terrorism

Ethicists to Explore Morality of U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

After four years of war in Iraq, this is a political question, a military question – and a moral question. A panel of ethicists will examine the moral principles that should govern when and how the United States disengages from Iraq at a conference Sept. 18 (Tuesday).

Ethicists to Explore Morality of U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq

Soldiers, Scholars, Lawyers to Seek Meaning of War

Soldiers, social scientists, war correspondents, just war theorists, military historians, international lawyers and decorated generals – including two former commanders in Bosnia – will meet Sept.13 to 15 (Thursday to Saturday) at the University of Notre Dame for a conference titled “What Is War?”

Soldiers, Scholars, Lawyers to Seek Meaning of War

Lighting the Path to Peace in Colombia

The 230-strong gathering of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network in June provided a boost to the Catholic Church in the war-weary nation of Colombia. “After so many years of conflict, it is easy to lose hope,” said Archbishop Ruben Salazar Gomez, president of Caritas Colombiana, the co-sponsor and host of the...

Lighting the Path to Peace in Colombia

Catholic Peacebuilders Gather in Colombia

Bogota, Colombia, is the site of this year’s Catholic Peacebuilding Network conference. Church leaders, scholars and peacebuilding practitioners from around the world are gathering this week (June 24 to 29) to share wisdom and focus on solutions for achieving a just and lasting peace.

Catholic Peacebuilders Gather in Colombia

Sociologists Explore Worldwide Social Movement

When Notre Dame sociologist Jackie Smith attended the first World Social Forum, held in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, organizers expected 4,000 participants.

Instead, more than 15,000 people gathered to promote “alternative globalization” – the development of economic policies that emphasize human rights and democracy over economic growth.

Sociologists Explore Worldwide Social Movement

Notre Dame Undergraduates Flock to Peace Studies

The number of Notre Dame undergraduates who choose peace studies as either a minor or major has more than doubled in the past three years -- from fewer than 100 students in the 2003-04 academic year to 216 in the 2006-07 academic year.

Notre Dame Undergraduates Flock to Peace Studies

Political Scientist Writes New Book on Information as a Tool for Peace

In his new book “Promoting Peace with Information,” just released by Princeton University Press, University of Notre Dame political scientist Dan Lindley explores the idea that peacekeeping institutions such as the United Nations can reduce the risk of war by increasing transparency between adversaries.

Political Scientist Writes New Book on Information as a Tool for Peace

U.N. Secretary-General Endorses Kroc Institute Work on Sanctions

Notre Dame’s influence at the highest levels of international policymaking was evident Monday (April 30) at United Nations headquarters in New York.

A daylong symposium on “Enhancing the Implementation of Security Council Sanctions,” organized and led by Kroc Institute faculty George Lopez and David Cortright, drew more than 120 Security...

U.N. Secretary-General Endorses Kroc Institute Work on Sanctions