Book Symposium: Where the Evidence Leads: A Realistic Strategy for Peace and Human Security


Location: Zoom Webinar/Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

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Honoring Robert C. Johansen

Join the Kroc Institute for a symposium-style launch of Professor Emeritus Robert C. Johansen’s latest book, Where the Evidence Leads: A Realistic Strategy for Peace and Human Security (Oxford University Press, 2021). This full-day event will feature conversations between scholars, practitioners, and policymakers discussing the development of a more effective strategy for peace and human security.


All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time (U.S.)

Please note: Registration is not required for in-person attendance. The links below are for virtual attendance. For in person attendance, masks are strongly encouraged. 

9:00-10:00 a.m. Session 1: A Strategy to Grow Correlates of Peace


  • Bina D’Costa (M.A. ’97), Senior Fellow and Professor of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University
  • Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Associate Professor of the Practice; Director of the Peace Accords Matrix, Kroc Institute
  • Peter Wallensteen, Richard G. Starmann, Sr. Research Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies

Register to attend Session I via Zoom

10:00-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 a.m.

Session II: International Law and Human Rights



  • Xabier Agirre (M.A. ’95), Senior Coordinator, International Criminal Court
  • Raul F. Campusano (M.A. ’89), Academic Director, Master of Environmental Law Program and Professor of International Public Law, University of Desarrollo Law School
  • Isis Nusair (M.A. ’94), Associate Professor, Women's Studies and International Studies, Denison University
  Register to attend Session II via Zoom
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:15-2:15 p.m.

Session III: Empirical Realism

  All panelists for this session will be presenting virtually. This session will be live streamed via Zoom and you can register to attend at the link below. 


  • Alex Dukalskis (Ph.D. ’13), Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin
  • Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, Princeton University
  • Michelle Parlevliet (M.A. ’95), Peacebuilding Practitioner, Process Facilitator and Researcher, Michelle Parlevliet Consulting
  Register to attend Session III via Zoom
2:15-3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Session IV:  Social Movements and International Organizations



  • David Cortright, Professor of the Practice Emeritus, Kroc Institute
  • Mark Massoud (B.A. ’99, M.A. ’00), Professor of Politics and Legal Studies and Director, Legal Studies Program, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Ann Mische, Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies, Kroc Institute
  Register to attend Session IV via Zoom

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