International Studies Association (ISA) Convention Reception


Location: Sheraton A, Sheraton Centre Toronto

Toronto Flickr Photo: Rick Harris (Flickr)

Join Asher Kaufman, the John M. Regan, Jr., Director of the Kroc Institute, and Anne Hayner, Associate Director for Alumni Relations, for a time of networking and conversation with other Kroc Institute faculty, alumni and students. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

ISA 2019 Attendees:

Kroc Alumni:

  • Francis Bonenfant-Juwong (Ph.D. ‘18), Lecturer in Peace and Justice Studies, Pace University, New York
  • Oldrich Bures (M.A. ’04), Head of the Department of International Relations and European Studies and Head of the Center for Security Studies, Metropolitan University Prague
  • Catia Confortini (MA ‘96), Associate Professor and Co-Director, Peace and Justice Studies Program, Wellesley College
  • Bina D’Costa (M.A. ‘97), Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Deputy Director (Education), Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University
  • Heather DuBois (Ph.D. ‘18), Gannon Post-Doctoral Fellow in Religion, Ethics, and Philosophy, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Alexander Dukalskis (Ph.D. ‘13), Lecturer in International Politics & Human Rights, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Amy Eckert (B.A. ‘92), Professor of Political Science, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Abdulla M. Erfan (M.A. ‘14), Ph.D. candidate, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva
  • Larissa Fast (M.A. ‘95), Senior Lecturer, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester (UK)
  • Loramy (Mimi) Gerstbauer (M.A. ‘95), Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies, Raymond and Florence Sponberg Chair of Ethics, Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota
  • Jasmin Habib  (M.A., '93), Associate Chair, Department of Political Science, Director, Global Engagement Seminar Program, Balsillie School for International Affairs, University of Waterloo​​​​​​
  • Gahad Hamad (M.A. '95), Professor of Sociology, King's University College, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada; Founder & President, Institute for Middle East Studies-Canada (IMESC)
  • Aleksandra (Sasha) Kuznetsova (M.A. ‘09), PhD candidate, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Kyle Lambelet (Ph.D. ‘17), Postdoctoral Fellow, Candler School of Theology, Emory University​​​​​​​
  • Shinkyu James Lee (Ph.D. ‘17), Research Scholar, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago
  • Kurt Mills (M.A. ‘90), Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights, University of Glasgow, Scotland​​​​​​​
  • Karie Cross Riddle (Ph.D. ‘17), Assistant Professor of Political Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Lucia Tiscornia (M.A. ‘12), PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Notre Dame
  • Samuel G. Toe (M.A. ‘09), PhD Candidate, Politics and IPE, University of East Anglia, UK
  • Sana Farid (M.A. ‘06), Founder and CEO, Safer Tomorrow, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, focused on teaching young children the skills to effectively deal with bullying and aggression

Kroc Graduate Students:

  • Anna Fett, Ph.D., History & Peace Studies
  • Anna Johnson, Ph.D., Sociology & Peace Studies​​​​​​​
  • Helal Khan, Ph.D., Anthropology & Peace Studies​​​​​​​
  • Joséphine Lechartre, Ph.D. in Political Science & Peace Studies
  • Angela Lederach, Ph.D., Anthropology & Peace Studies​​​​​​​
  • Subhiya Mastonshoeva, MGA, Peace Studies
  • Khan Shairani, Ph.D., History & Peace Studies

Kroc Faculty and Fellows:

  • Catherine Bolten, Associate Professor of Anthropology & Peace Studies; Director of Doctoral Studies
  • Anne Hayner, Associate Director for Alumni Relations
  • Caroline Hughes, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Chair in Peace Studies
  • Victoria Tin‐bor Hui, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Bob Johansen, Professor Emeritus of Political Science & Peace Studies
  • Asher Kaufman, Professor of History & Peace Studies; John M. Regan, Jr., Director of the Kroc Institute
  • George Lopez, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies
  • Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program Director and Professor of the Practice of Mediation
  • Atalia Omer, Associate Professor of Religion, Conflict & Peace Studies
  • Emilia Justyna Powell, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Ernesto Verdeja, Associate Professor of Political Science & Peace Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Peter Wallensteen, Richard G. Starmann Sr. Research Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies

Kroc Visiting Fellows:

  • Bahar Baser, Associate Professor, Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK​​​​​​​
  • Shivaji Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
  • Marcos Scauso, PhD, Political Science, University of California Irvine
  • Elena Starevska, PhD, Political Science, Central European University

Former Faculty and Fellows:

  • Malin Akebo, Researcher, Department of Political Science, Umea University
  • David Backer, Assistant Director, Center for International Development & Conflict Management, University of Maryland
  • Devashree Gupta, Associate Professor of Government, Carleton College, Minnesota
  • Kristen Harkness, Lecturer in International Relation, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK
  • John Heathershaw, Associate Professor of Politics, Director of Impact, University of Exeter, UK
  • Slavica Jakelic, Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Thought, Christ College, Valparaiso University 
  • Arie Kacowicz, Professor of International Relations, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Maria Koinova, Reader in International Relations at the Politics and International Studies Department, University of Warwick, UK
  • Barbara Koremenos, Professor of World Politics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Cecelia Lynch, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
  • Cyanne Loyle, Associate Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Roger MacGinty, Professor in Defence, Development and Diplomacy, School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, UK
  • Siobhan McEvoy‐Levy, Professor of Political Science, Butler University, Indianapolis
  • Reina Neufeldt, Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Ragnhild Nordas, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan; Senior Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO); Deputy Editor, Journal of Peace Research, Oslo, Norway
  • Carolyn Nordstrom, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame
  • Tanya Schwarz, Associate Director of Academic and Professional Development Programs at the American Political Science Association (APSA)

Additional events of interest to Kroc alumni:

Peace Studies Section (PEACE) Distinguished Scholars Reception, Honoring Marc Gopin, Carolyn Nordstrom (former Kroc faculty and director of graduate studies), and Oliver Richmond

Wed, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Civic South, Sheraton Centre Toronto Peace Studies Section

Distinguished Scholar Roundtable Honoring the work of R. Scott Appleby (former Kroc director, now Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs)

Wed, 4:00-5:45 p.m.

Religion and International Relations Section (REL) Distinguished Scholar Reception, Honoring R. Scott Appleby

Wed, 7:00-8:00 p.m. - Willow Centre, Sheraton Centre Toronto

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