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'But I Go On'

Editor’s Note: The new year dawned amid more destruction in Ukraine. Anna Romandash, a Ukrainian journalist and recent graduate of the Keough School of Global Affairs, offers this dispatch about her home country’s resilience, echoing her story in our winter issue…

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'But I Go On'

Peace Can Happen

“Allow me to tell you, from my own experience,” said Juan Manuel Santos, delivering the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture as the president of Colombia, “that it is much harder to make peace than to wage war.” The mistaken notion Santos alluded to ­— that peace comes easily — is...

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Peace Can Happen

Afghan voices call for inclusive aid, development, and governance

The international community should leverage the insights of everyday Afghans to design bottom-up approaches to aid and development and negotiate a political settlement that promotes government accountability. That was the consensus among speakers at a recent panel discussion at the Keough School Washington Office…

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Afghan voices call for inclusive aid, development, and governance

Kroc Ph.D. student awarded Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize

Isabel Güiza-Gómez, (Ph.D. student in Peace Studies and Political Science) was recently awarded an Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize in Human and Social Science by Fundación Alejandro Ángel Escobar for her book, La Constitución del Campesinado. Luchas por reconocimiento y redistribución en el campo jurídico…

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Kroc Ph.D. student awarded Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize

Valerie Hickey to receive 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award

Valerie Hickey, a 2000 graduate of the International Peace Studies Master’s program at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the Kroc Institute’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award. Hickey serves as a Global Director for Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy at the World Bank. Throughout her...

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Valerie Hickey to receive 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award

Gwendolyn Purifoye joins core Kroc Institute faculty

Gwendolyn Purifoye has joined the core faculty of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies as assistant professor of racial justice and conflict transformation. She is one of seven new faculty members appointed by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs…

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Gwendolyn Purifoye joins core Kroc Institute faculty

Master’s students partner with peacebuilding organizations in the field

Beginning this month, second-year Keough School of Global Affairs (MGA) students with a concentration in International Peace Studies (IPS) departed for six-month field experiences with partner organizations around the world. The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies administers the IPS concentration and facilitates these experiences.…

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Master’s students partner with peacebuilding organizations in the field

Peace Studies students among Lucy Family Institute 2022-2024 Graduate Scholars

The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society introduced its inaugural cohort of 10 Notre Dame Ph.D. students to the Lucy Scholars program. Among those selected were two current Peace Studies doctoral students at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Cat Gargano and Wesley Hedden. Both students are advised by core Kroc Institute faculty...

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Peace Studies students among Lucy Family Institute 2022-2024 Graduate Scholars

Catholic peacebuilders bring hope amid world crises

The virtual conference "Catholic Peacebuilding in Times of Crisis: Hope for a Wounded World" held June 20-23, was a four-day, intensive exploration of Catholic engagement on a wide range of topics— from conflict in Ukraine and Congo and peace processes in Colombia and South Sudan to the refugee crisis, reconciliation and...

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Catholic peacebuilders bring hope amid world crises