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


"Policy vs Science: The Politics of Climate Change," by Patrick Regan

Climate science can tell us how and why the earth is changing but not why we allow it to do so. While global warming is a function of chemical processes by which atoms combine to form an imbalance of molecules, policy and markets directly affect how many of those molecules...

September 24, 2018


140 DeBartolo Hall

P. Carl, M.A. ’90

P.  Carl

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 in Boston, Carl has come to see the theater as an important medium for peacebuilding work.

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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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