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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