An Interview with the 2021 Peace Conference Planning Committee

The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, endowed by Joan B. Kroc and sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is an annual gathering organized by students and for students. Its mission is to provide space for graduate and undergraduate students from all colleges and universities to dialogue about...

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An Interview with the 2021 Peace Conference Planning Committee

Peace Studies Student Elected Notre Dame Student Body Vice President

Notre Dame junior Matthew Bisner has been elected undergraduate student body vice president for the 2021-22 academic year. Bisner and his running mate, Allan Njomo, won with 51.18% of the votes in an election that saw the highest student voter turnout in three years, according to The Observer, Notre Dame’s...

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Peace Studies Student Elected Notre Dame Student Body Vice President

Summer Institute for Teaching Peace goes virtual in 2021

For the first time since its inception, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies will host its innovative Summer Institute for Faculty (SI) virtually, a move that organizers made in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic also forced the cancellation of what was to be the 12th annual...

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Summer Institute for Teaching Peace goes virtual in 2021

Madrasa Discourses takes its innovative curriculum global with new website launch

Since 2017, the Madrasa Discourses project, part of the Contending Modernities initiative at the University of Notre Dame, has been engaging young Islamic religious leaders from India and Pakistan in conversation about pluralism, modern science, and technological advances. These efforts have grown out of an innovative two-year curriculum that blended...

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Madrasa Discourses takes its innovative curriculum global with new website launch

Kroc Institute staff member designs solidarity stickers

This summer, as a renewed wave of protests for racial justice spread across the United States following the murder of George Floyd, Pam Blair, academic programs assistant at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, began dreaming about ways to keep the conversation about race going once media attention to...

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Kroc Institute staff member designs solidarity stickers

Master of Global Affairs International Peace Studies students partner with international organizations for virtual field experiences

As they have every July for the past three years, second-year Keough School Master of Global Affairs students with a concentration in International Peace Studies (IPS) began internships with partner peacebuilding organizations around the world. But unlike in previous years, most students began these internships working remotely due to the...

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Master of Global Affairs International Peace Studies students partner with international organizations for virtual field experiences

Kroc Institute welcomes 2020-21 Visiting Research Fellows

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is pleased to announce that four scholars began their terms as visiting research fellows at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. The Kroc Institute’s Visiting Research Fellows Program…

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Kroc Institute welcomes 2020-21 Visiting Research Fellows

Doctoral student publishes research on peaceableness, awarded for teaching

In addition to passing her comprehensive exams with distinction this spring, Tarsha, a doctoral student in peace studies and psychology at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, co-authored two book chapters and three journal articles. She also received the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award from the University’s Kaneb Center...

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Doctoral student publishes research on peaceableness, awarded for teaching

Kroc Institute releases fourth report, "Three Years After the Signing of the Final Agreement in Colombia: Moving Toward Territorial Transformation"

On June 16, the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies published its fourth comprehensive report on the status of peace agreement implementation in Colombia, covering the period between December 2018 and November 2019. In addition to describing the current status of implementation, the report includes comparative...

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Kroc Institute releases fourth report,

Peace Studies senior Elizabeth Boyle awarded 2020 Yarrow Award

University of Notre Dame senior Elizabeth Boyle has been named the recipient of the Kroc Institute’s 2020 Yarrow Award in Peace Studies. The award is given annually to an undergraduate student or students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to service in peace studies. 

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Peace Studies senior Elizabeth Boyle awarded 2020 Yarrow Award

Kroc Institute celebrates first peace studies graduate minor recipients

Among the many achievements being celebrated at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is honoring the first-ever recipients of the graduate minor in peace studies. This year’s graduates include Pawas Manandhar and Kevin Richardson, both completing the master of global affairs degree...

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Kroc Institute celebrates first peace studies graduate minor recipients

Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2020

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies celebrates the graduation of 33 undergraduate seniors who completed either a supplementary major or minor in peace studies, 13 Kroc Scholars who completed the master of global affairs, international peace studies concentration at the Keough School of Global Affairs, and four graduates of...

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Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2020

2020 Student Peace Conference Co-Chairs: Mitchell Larson and Maria Rossi

Notre Dame senior Maria Rossi and junior Mitchell Larson are serving as co-chairs of the Notre Dame Student Peace Conference planning committee. In this interview, they reflect on their hopes for the conference, the importance of peace studies and what they are learning through the conference planning process.

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2020 Student Peace Conference Co-Chairs: Mitchell Larson and Maria Rossi

Two-Day Event Highlights Catholic Church’s Role in Nuclear Disarmament

On January 30, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network were among the co-sponsors of a lecture by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi on the Catholic Church and nuclear disarmament. The lecture took place at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

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Two-Day Event Highlights Catholic Church’s Role in Nuclear Disarmament