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Dane Sherman (Class of 2024)

Dane Sherman is a sophomore with a supplementary major in peace studies. He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and never thought he would come to the University of Notre Dame, but is glad he did. At the Kroc Institute, Dane met a lot of like-minded people who want to make...

Dane Sherman (Class of 2024)

Analina Barnes (Class of 2024)

Analina Barnes is a sophomore studying anthropology with a minor in peace studies. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, she grew up speaking English, French, and Spanish at home. Analina chose Notre Dame because it was a well-regarded school and she felt that the academic programs here fit her interests.…

Analina Barnes (Class of 2024)

Juliet Webb (Class of 2023)

Juliet Webb is a junior studying anthropology with a supplementary major in peace studies. A native of both New York and Chicago, she always wanted to be an educator, and she  discovered peace studies through a lucky coincidence. In this interview, she shares her impressions on studying peace, her aspirations, and...

Juliet Webb (Class of 2023)

Dinah Lawan (Class of 2022)

Home Country: Nigeria  Major: Political Science  Minors: Peace Studies and Art Studio What drew you to study peace at the Kroc Institute? Growing up in a small village in Northern Nigeria, I have witnessed gender-based inequality regarding education and I have experienced and survived violence at the hands of the...

Dinah Lawan (Class of 2022)

Somin Jo (Class of 2021)

Hometown: San Jose, California Major: Neuroscience and Behavior Minor: Peace Studies Somin Jo was interviewed by current peace studies undergraduate student Matthew Macke (‘21).  Matthew Macke: Why did you choose to pursue a minor peace studies? Somin Jo: I chose peace studies after attending a lecture given by former secretary-general...

Somin Jo (Class of 2021)

Marty Kennedy (Class of 2022)

Majors: Sociology and Peace Studies Minor: Data Science Hometown: South Bend, Indiana  Why did you choose peace studies? I mean, what a fascinating subject. It’s a methodology for understanding the world. I study peace because it offers an ideology and a mindset that is vital for today and tomorrow. I have a specific...

Marty Kennedy (Class of 2022)

Meilin Scanish (Class of 2021)

Majors: History and Peace Studies Minor: French Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky Why did you choose peace studies? I chose peace studies to gain a more global perspective. For my history major, I specialize in the American context, but my studies of the past are complemented by peace studies’ interdisciplinary view of contemporary international relations....

Meilin Scanish (Class of 2021)