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Peter Wallensteen on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme for its efforts to provide food assistance and eliminate hunger worldwide, especially in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Peter Wallensteen on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

Blog 2: The stabilizing gambit

Ann Mische is associate professor of sociology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. This is the second in a series of posts examining public debates over prediction, crisis diagnoses, and social transformation stemming from COVID-19. The opening post can be found…...

Blog 2: The stabilizing gambit

Blog: We are all futurists now

We are currently living through a moment of dramatic protest over racial injustice, on the heels of a profoundly destabilizing global pandemic that has undermined our routines and exposed deep social fissures. The pandemic, in turn, has emerged in the context of broader interlocking crises, from climate change to economic...

Blog: We are all futurists now

Climate Action, Gandhian Ways: Remarks on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th Birthday

This is an excerpt from remarks delivered by David Cortright, Kroc Institute director of policy studies and the Peace Accords Matrix, at the International Day of Nonviolence event hosted by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations (UN) at the UN Headquarters in New York on October 2,...

Climate Action, Gandhian Ways: Remarks on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th Birthday

Statement on World Refugee Day

Today on World Refugee Day, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies honors the bravery and resilience of the over 70.8 million refugees and forcibly displaced individuals who have fled their homes, and often homeland, in search of protection.

Statement on World Refugee Day

George Lopez Testifies at Human Rights Commission Hearing

On Wednesday, November 14, George A. Lopez, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, testified at a Washington D.C. hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. The hearing focused on reducing the risk of mass atrocities...

George Lopez Testifies at Human Rights Commission Hearing

Protest, Anti-Partisanship, and the Trajectory of Democratic Crisis in Brazil

Associate Professor Ann Mische writes about the democratic crisis in Brazil for the Mobilizing Ideas blog: "Brazil is the country of the future – 'always in the future' (as Brazilians typically add with a laugh). The future of the world looks very bleak right now. Can Brazil help to re-direct world-historical currents...

Protest, Anti-Partisanship, and the Trajectory of Democratic Crisis in Brazil

Where are the Women in Peace Agreement Implementation?

Kroc's own Madhav Joshi and Louise Olsson write on the status of gender considerations within the peace agreement implementation process in Colombia for PVGlance: "Strengthened efforts to realize the gender stipulations of the Peace Agreement can help set new standards for future peace processes elsewhere. As Resolution 1325 turns 20, Colombia...

Where are the Women in Peace Agreement Implementation?

Peter Wallensteen on the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize: An Important Prize

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Ms. Nadia Murad, two brave individuals that have stood up to sexual violence as 'the helper' and as the 'witness,' as expressed by the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Ms. Berit Reiss-Andersen. The prize gives visibility to sexual violence in...

Peter Wallensteen on the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize: An Important Prize