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Mediation Program appoints senior advisor

Francisco Diez has been appointed as a senior advisor with the Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Mediation Program Director Laurie Nathan says the Program will benefit greatly from Diez's extensive mediation experience in Latin America.  Diez is currently a member of the United Nations Standby...

Mediation Program appoints senior advisor

Mediation Program names student associate

Kroc Institute Mediation Program Director Laurie Nathan is pleased to announce that Fiana (Syeda) Arbab has been appointed as a student associate with the Mediation Program. This appointment will strengthen the Program's efforts to promote social justice at Notre Dame and in the South Bend community.…

Mediation Program names student associate

New book brings intersectional, Marxist traditions into conversation

In her newly published book, “Marxism and Intersectionality,” Ashley Bohrer explores the connections between oppression and exploitation by drawing on the socioeconomic tradition of Marxism and intersectionality, the theory that the overlap of various social identities, such as race, gender, sexuality, and class, contributes to the ways systemic oppression and...

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New book brings intersectional, Marxist traditions into conversation

Scholar in Residence publishes new resources on peace studies education

New resources published by Kroc Institute Scholar in Residence Josefina Echavarría Alvarez provide tools to equip scholar-practitioners and academics to teach courses in peace studies, conflict transformation, and peacebuilding. Echavarría is co-director of the Research Centre for Peace and Conflict at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. 

Scholar in Residence publishes new resources on peace studies education

Recap: 2019 Madrasa Discourses Summer Intensives

After three years of in-depth study and coursework covering history, science, theology, and the application of new research methodologies, the first group of young Islamic studies scholars to participate in the Madrasa Discourses program said their goodbyes during the July 2019 Madrasa Discourses Summer Intensives in India and Pakistan.

Recap: 2019 Madrasa Discourses Summer Intensives

New book explores generational preconceptions in post-war Sierra Leone

In Catherine Bolten’s recently published book, "Serious Youth in Sierra Leone," she presents findings on generational preconceptions and their impact on young men in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Her research has implications for everything from development to post-conflict reconstruction to how millennials are perceived and engaged around the world.

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New book explores generational preconceptions in post-war Sierra Leone

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...

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Kroc welcomes 2019-20 Visiting Research Fellows

Peace studies psychologist receives $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant

Laura Miller-Graff, an assistant professor of psychology and peace studies, along with co-principal investigator Kathryn Howell of the University of Memphis and a team of Notre Dame faculty members, will evaluate the intervention program through a randomized, controlled trial involving more than 200 women and their infants.  

Peace studies psychologist receives $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant

New book explores development of Jewish solidarity with Palestinians

In “Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians," Atalia Omer traces the development of American Jewish solidarity with Palestinians and the diverse social movements that have shaped this advocacy. She also explores the implications of this developing solidarity for Jewish tradition and identity now and into the future.

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New book explores development of Jewish solidarity with Palestinians

Professor Laurie Nathan helps draft new protocol on mediation and diplomacy

In May, Laurie Nathan, Director of the Kroc Institute’s Mediation Program and professor of the Practice of Mediation, participated in a consultation and validation workshop to consider the draft protocol on preventive diplomacy and mediation, prepared for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Professor Laurie Nathan helps draft new protocol on mediation and diplomacy

Katongole participates in second Vatican conference on nonviolence

Professor Emmanuel Katongole was energized by his participation in an April 4-5 meeting at the Vatican focused on laying a theological, ethical, and pastoral foundation for a possible encyclical revising the Catholic church’s position on Just War and nonviolence.

Katongole participates in second Vatican conference on nonviolence

Wallensteen to receive 2019 Burns Award

Peter N. Wallensteen, the Richard G. Starmann Sr. Research Professor of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will be honored with the James A. Burns, C.S.C., Award.

Wallensteen to receive 2019 Burns Award

Women Lead at Notre Dame

Catherine Bolten, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Peace Studies and Director of Doctoral Studies, was featured in Notre Dame's International Women's Day celebration, Women Lead.…

Women Lead at Notre Dame

Cortright book named "Choice Outstanding Academic Title"

David Cortright’s book, Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Participatory and Accountable Institutions Promote Peace and Prosperity (Cambridge University Press), was named to Choice’s prestigious Outstanding Academic Titles list for 2018. Cortright is  Director of Policy Studies and the Peace Accords Matrix at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for...

Cortright book named

Breastfeeding can erase effects of prenatal violence for newborns

Laura Miller-Graff and her co-author, graduate student Caroline Scheid, found that breastfeeding through the first six weeks of life acts as a protective factor, effectively negating the risk of IPV the mother experienced during pregnancy on early infant difficult temperament.

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Breastfeeding can erase effects of prenatal violence for newborns