Lisa Schirch joins Kroc Institute as Starmann Chair in Peace Studies

Lisa Schirch, a prominent peace studies scholar and practitioner, has joined the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies as the Richard G. Starmann, Sr. Professor of the Practice in Peace Studies, a role effective July 1, 2022. Schirch is currently on campus as the Richard G....

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Lisa Schirch joins Kroc Institute as Starmann Chair in Peace Studies

2022 Student Peace Conference theme announced, call for submissions goes live

The 2022 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference planning committee has announced this year’s conference theme, “(Re)Imagining Justice.” The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is an annual event organized by students for students. The conference is free and open to students from...

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2022 Student Peace Conference theme announced, call for submissions goes live

Master’s student research honored

Current Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies student Eunhye (Grace) Lee was part of a team honored with the 2021 Canada Project of the Year Award. This is one of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) North American Core Values Awards and was announced on September 14, 2021. …...

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Master’s student research honored

“Pedagogies for Peace” podcast enters second season

Following the success of its first season, the Pedagogies for Peace podcast returned on November 1st for a second season. The podcast, part of the Intersectionality and Justice initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, explores teaching through intersectional and decolonial lenses. …

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“Pedagogies for Peace” podcast enters second season

US State Department grants new funding to Peace Accords Matrix

The Peace Accords Matrix (PAM), an innovative research and practice initiative at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has received a new grant from the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO). The grant continues CSO support for the PAM...

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US State Department grants new funding to Peace Accords Matrix

Maira Hayat joins Kroc Institute core faculty

Maira Hayat has joined the core faculty of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies as assistant professor of environment and peace studies. She is one of six new faculty members appointed by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs…

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Maira Hayat joins Kroc Institute core faculty

Nystrom to receive 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

Brittney Nystrom, a 1998 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the Kroc Institute’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. Nystrom currently serves as the Executive Director for the ACLU of Utah, and has spent her career focused on increasing fairness within national and legal systems. …

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Nystrom to receive 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

Kroc Institute welcomes 2021-22 visiting researchers

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is pleased to announce that five scholars began their terms as visiting research fellows at the start of the 2021-22 academic year. The Kroc Institute’s Visiting Research Fellows Program…

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Kroc Institute welcomes 2021-22 visiting researchers

Peace Studies faculty from around the world attend virtual Summer Institute

For the first time since its inception, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies hosted its innovative Summer Institute for Faculty (SI) virtually. From June 14-16, the event drew over 350 participants from over 140 organizations and 19 countries for conversations about best practices for launching peace studies programs at...

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Peace Studies faculty from around the world attend virtual Summer Institute

Bolten takes on associate editor role with innovative peacebuilding journal

Beginning this summer, Catherine Bolten will begin a new role as Associate Editor for the African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review (ACPR), an “interdisciplinary forum for creative and rigorous studies of conflict and peace in Africa.” Bolten, associate professor of anthropology and peace studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace...

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Bolten takes on associate editor role with innovative peacebuilding journal

Peace studies senior Elsa Barron awarded 2021 Yarrow Award

University of Notre Dame senior Elsa Barron has been named the recipient of the Kroc Institute’s 2021 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 and justice. …

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Peace studies senior Elsa Barron awarded 2021 Yarrow Award

2021 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference draws hundreds virtually

The 2021 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, the first to be held virtually, drew over 180 attendees from 46 universities and colleges. Attendees represented higher education institutions in 19 different countries, including Canada, China, Colombia, the Gambia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malta, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Serbia, South Africa,...

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2021 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference draws hundreds virtually

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