Lodging & Travel

Conference Location

The Conferencce will be located on the campus of Notre Dame. For details about which buildings we will be using, please click here

Room Block

A block of rooms has been secured by the conference planning team at the Embassy Suites across the street from the Notre Dame campus. Rooms cost $169+ tax per night and include breakfast for either a king or double queen room. Please make your reservations here, or by calling 574-400-2600 and mentioning the Kroc Building Sustainable Peace Conference. These rates are only valid if booking on or before October 21, 2019. 

Travel Recommendations

Air Travel: For those attendees flying, we recommend booking your flights into the South Bend International Airport, Chicago Midway Airport, or Chicago O'Hare Airport. For those flying into either of the Chicago airports, additional transportation to South Bend is required by train, rental car, or bus. 

Bus Travel: For those attendees traveling by bus, South Bend has a Greyhound station. Please find rates and book your bus travel on the Greyhound website here

Train Travel: For those attendees traveling by train, South Bend has an Amtrak Station. For those connecting through Chicago, the South Shore commuter rail line drops off at the South Bend International Airport as well. Visit their individual websites for schedules, rates, and booking. 

Conference Parking

During regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 7a.m.- 4p.m.), visitors must purchase a permit at a pay station (credit cards only). The permit must be displayed face up on the driver's side of the vehicle's dashboard, so it is visible to parking enforcement staff.

The primary Visitor Lot is located on the east side of the Walsh Family Hall of Architecture (currently under construction). The only entrance to the Visitor Lot is off of Holy Cross Drive. Just inside the lot, there is a parking pay station to the right (the NW corner of the lot).

Additional visitor parking areas are located in the Joyce, Compton, and Baseball Lots. Pay stations to accommodate these areas are located in the Compton Lot (near the bus shelter off of Holy Cross Drive) and in the Joyce Lot (just south of the entrance to Purcell Pavilion). Please click here to see a map showing the location of the pay stations and shuttle routes.

If parking reaches capacity in these lots, the permits from any of the pay stations will allow guests or visitors to park in the Dorr Road, Lake, or Bulla Student Lots. The permits are valid for non-reserved parking spaces only.

The current rate schedule is:

  • 1 hr - Free (must obtain permit and display on dash)
  • 2 hrs - $1

  • 3 hrs - $2

  • 4 hrs - $3

  • 4+ hrs - $8

Weather

The weather in South Bend during November can be unpredictable. We will provide a local weather report the week of the conference, but generally we recommend bringing layers that will allow you to be comfortable whether the weather is sunny and 60 degrees Fahrenheit to snowing or raining and 30 degrees Fahrenheit. 

 

News

Kroc Institute to host Building Sustainable Peace conference

More than 450 attendees from 37 different countries will travel to the University of Notre Dame campus to participate in the Building Sustainable Peace conference hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, taking place Thursday through Sunday (Nov. 7-10). The conference, which grows out of the institute’s recently...

Kroc Institute to host Building Sustainable Peace conference

Kroc Institute welcomes two new faculty members

The new faculty — Ashley Bohrer, Joshua Eisenman, Alejandro Estefan, Patrizio Piraino and Rachel Sweet — bring extensive international teaching and field research experience to the Keough School, which opened its doors in 2017.

Kroc Institute welcomes two new faculty members

Announcing the 12th Annual Summer Institute

The 12th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies will be held June 8-12, 2020, at the University of Notre Dame. The event centers on the theme, “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century.”

Announcing the 12th Annual Summer Institute

Kroc welcomes 2019-20 Visiting Research Fellows

The Kroc Institute is pleased to announce that four scholars began their terms as visiting research fellows at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. Kroc Institute’s Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars focused on peace research to the University of Notre Dame for a semester or a full academic year. Visiting...

Kroc welcomes 2019-20 Visiting Research Fellows

Events

Witnessing Peace: Becoming Agents Under Duress in Colombia

Janna Hunter-Bowman is Assistant Professor of Peace Studies and Christian Social Ethics at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and a Scholar in Residence at the Kroc Institute during Fall 2019. She is also a member of the Kroc Institute’s Advisory Board.

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C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Witnessing Peace: Becoming Agents Under Duress in Colombia

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

Open to Ph.D. students, fellows, and faculty who are interested in civil war, violence, crime, peace, conflict management, and conflict resolution. The workshop is an informal gathering to discuss work-in-progress, dissertation chapters and proposals, practice conference talks, etc.

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C104, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

Gender Equality Reforms in United Nations Mediation

Catriona Standfield is a postdoctoral scholar with a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Kroc Institute during the 2019-20 academic year.

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C103, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Gender Equality Reforms in United Nations Mediation

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

Open to Ph.D. students, fellows, and faculty who are interested in civil war, violence, crime, peace, conflict management, and conflict resolution. The workshop is an informal gathering to discuss work-in-progress, dissertation chapters and proposals, practice conference talks, etc.

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C104, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Kroc-Kellogg Peace, Conflict, Crime and Violence Workshop

Teaching Peace in the 21st Century: 12th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty

The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies invites you and your team to apply for the 12th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies, June 8-12, 2020. The Summer Institute brings together teams of academics who want to launch peace studies programs at their colleges or universities; strengthen or...

Jenkins Nanovic Halls

Teaching Peace in the 21st Century: 12th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty