Distinguished Alumni Award
The Kroc Institute’s Distinguished Alumni Award honors Notre Dame graduates in peace studies whose careers and lives exemplify the ideals of international peacebuilding. Each year the Distinguished Alumnus, who is selected by committee, travels to Notre Dame's campus to deliver a public lecture and meet with current peace studies students.
Professor of international relations and peace and conflict studies specialist at the Australian National University (Bina was unable to present her lecture due to COVID-19 restrictions)
Distinguished Artist in Residence at Emerson College, co-founder of HowlRound, dramaturg, and nonfiction author
Editor-at-large and Africa editor of IRIN
Associate Professor of Communication and African and African American Studies; Loyola University Maryland
Jian Yi, M.A. '98
Independent filmmaker, cultural activist, founder of IFChina Studio.
Director of Policy for Amnesty International USA, overseeing human rights policy development, review, and guidance.
Strategic Planning and Coordination Specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean at UN Women, the United Nations entity that supports the empowerment.
Director of Agriculture and Europe Policy for ONE, a nonpartisan advocacy organization that works to mitigate extreme poverty.
Legal Officer, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Executive Vice President, City of Knowledge, Panama City, Panama, connecting nongovernmental organizations that focus on humanitarian aid, human rights, conflict resolution and development.
Senior Analyst, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court, The Hague
Founder, Concerned Citizens for Peace, Nairobi, Kenya
Ambassador of Romania to Croatia
Hannah Wu, M.A. ’89
Human Rights Specialist, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva
Emil Bolongaita, M.A. ’88
Technical Director, Management Systems International, Australia