Alumni Peacebuilders

Bina D'Costa, M.A. ’97

Bina D’Costa is professor of international relations and a peace and conflict studies specialist at the Australian National University. She is actively engaged in humanitarian peacebuilding efforts around the world. Her research and practice focuses on the intersections between politics, human rights, and security in Asia, with particular emphases...

Bina D'Costa

Bear Guerra, B.A. ’95

Roberto (Bear) Guerra is a photographer whose work focuses on globalization, human rights, social justice, and environmental justice.

Bear Guerra

Valerie Hickey, M.A. ’00

Valerie Hickey is Global Director for Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy at the World Bank.

Valerie Hickey

Zhu Qing, M.A. ’19

Zhu Qing is a social entrepreneur whose business, Pumbaa Eco, promotes sustainable investment and the concept of positive peace in China and around the world.

Zhu Qing

Michael McDonald , M.A. ’15

Michael McDonald is a National Director of Communications for L'Arche Canada and an independent filmmaker whose passion for visual storytelling developed during his studies at the Kroc Institute. 

Michael McDonald

Josh Moore, M.A. ’04

Josh Moore is Senior Director of Global and Immersive Learning and Co-Director of the Weissberg Program in Human Rights and Social Justice at Beloit College in Wisconsin. His work lives at the intersection of racial justice, international education, and human rights. Josh credits the Kroc Institute for helping him to...

Josh Moore

Brittney Nystrom, B.A. ’98

Brittney Nystrom is Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah. Her work focuses on advocacy for civil rights and civil liberties in Utah. She will return to the University of Notre Dame campus in October 2021 to receive the Kroc Institute’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

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Brittney Nystrom

Caleb "C.J." Pine, B.A. ’17

Caleb “C.J.” Pine is Peace Process and Programming Specialist Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, U.S. Department of State

Caleb

Kamar Yousuf, M.A. ’99

Kamar Yousuf is the Head of the Private Sector Unit at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The Unit functions as the coordinating hub for UNEP’s engagement with businesses and facilitates strategic partnerships.

Kamar Yousuf

Shamsia Ramadan, M.A. ’10

 Shamsia Ramadan is Program Manager for Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Capacity for Inter-religious Community Action, an organization working in six African countries to help communities deal with conflicts.

Shamsia Ramadan

Emil P. Bolongaita, M.A. ’89

Emil Bolongaita is Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University and the head of its campus in Australia, while simultaneously working to help establish an international anti-corruption court modeled after the International Criminal Court.

Emil P. Bolongaita

P. Carl, M.A. ’90

P. Carl has spent his career exploring the power of story and the arts to create policy, to facilitate dialogue, and to transform people and systems. As a longtime artistic director and theater advocate, now a nonfiction writer and Distinguished Artist in Residence at Emerson College...

P.  Carl

Mai Ni Ni Aung, M.A. ’03

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.

Mai Ni Ni Aung

Nell Bolton, M.A. ’03

Nell Bolton is Senior Technical Advisor for Justice and Peacebuilding at Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the international relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Nell Bolton

Obi Anyadike, M.A. ’97

Obi Anyadike is editor-at-large and Africa editor of IRIN, the world’s leading humanitarian news service.

Obi Anyadike

Larisa Deriglazova, M.A. ’95

Larisa Deriglazova is a professor of world politics and Director of the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Tomsk State University in Russia. 

Larisa Deriglazova

Claudia Navas Caputo, M.A. ’15

Claudia Navas Caputo is an advisor for the Office of the High Presidential Advisor for Post-conflict, an office within the Presidency of the Republic of Colombia.

Claudia Navas Caputo

Matt Guynn, M.A. ’96

Matt Guynn is director of nonviolent social change for On Earth Peace, a Christian peacebuilding organization in Portland, Oregon.

Matt Guynn