Since the end of the Cold War, hundreds of peace agreements have been signed by combatants engaged in violent conflicts around the world. Many have failed before the ink has dried – but others have resulted in lasting peace. What makes the difference?
The Dalai Lama, Afghan political reformer Malalai Joya and British abolitionist William Wilberforce are among the stars of the ScreenPeace Film Festival, which will be presented Feb. 1 to 3 (Friday to Sunday) in the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.
The University of Notre Dame has established a doctoral program in peace studies. One of the few of its kind in the world, the program is a partnership between the institute and the departments of history, political science, psychology and sociology.