Richard W. Bulliet, professor of history at Columbia University, argues that Christianity and Islam are sibling faiths whose history and future are closely intertwined.
Peter Wallensteen’s phone began ringing Friday morning (Oct. 10) after the Nobel Committee announced that Martti Ahtisaari, former president of Finland, had won the Nobel Peace Prize.
A new book by sociologist and peace scholar Jackie Smith describes the struggle between two visions of global society — one focused on wealth and profits, and one centered on people’s rights and justice.
When a gunman shot 10 Amish schoolgirls in a Pennsylvania schoolhouse in 2006, the local Amish community responded swiftly with a message of forgiveness. The speed and spontaneity of this response are among the hallmarks of “Amish forgiveness,” said Donald Kraybill.
All of us can help end the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region if we voice our opposition through a few simple acts, said human rights activist John Prendergast, speaking to a standing-room only crowd on September 18.
When Cambridge University Press approached David Cortright about writing a history of pacifism, the lifelong peace activist and scholar hesitated. “I’m not really a pacifist,” explained Cortright.
The narrow victory by Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni to replace Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the head of the governing Kadima Party is a landmark event for three important reasons, says the Kroc professor Asher Kaufman, an expert in Israeli policy in the Middle East.
A new class of peace studies master's students graduated, then gathered with friends, family, and faculty and staff at the Kroc Institute for a recognition ceremony.
George A. Lopez was installed as Notre Dame's first Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor of Peace Studies on April 1.
Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, a social ethicist and public philosopher who specializes in Catholic social teaching and international relations, will deliver the 14th annual Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Lectures in Ethics and Public Policy.
Students assembled for class in the morning and in the afternoon, on this and that side of the Atlantic, in North America and Europe, all together and at the same time. Throughout these confusing arrangements, it hardly seems necessary to add, the television was left on.
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.
Since 1990, the United Nations has banned the transfer of arms to Iraq, Somalia, al Qaeda and 24 other nations and groups worldwide. Although these measures did not completely stop the flow of weapons, they did change the behavior of some targets, according to a new report.
Television talk show host and University of Notre Dame graduate Phil Donahue will screen his first film, “Body of War,” at the Browning Cinema of the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Dec. 7 (Friday).
Jonathan Schell, whose bestselling book “The Fate of the Earth” is credited with launching the movement to abolish nuclear weapons, will speak Tuesday in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.
Although religion often is blamed for inciting violence in many parts of the world, faith-based organizations and people of faith can be a significant positive force for international peace, according to David Smock, vice president of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
The two University of Notre Dame scholars whose research demonstrated – before the Iraq war – that it was highly unlikely there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq are co-editors of a new book on counterterrorism. In “Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat,” just...
After four years of war in Iraq, this is a political question, a military question – and a moral question. A panel of ethicists will examine the moral principles that should govern when and how the United States disengages from Iraq at a conference Sept. 18 (Tuesday).
Soldiers, social scientists, war correspondents, just war theorists, military historians, international lawyers and decorated generals – including two former commanders in Bosnia – will meet Sept.13 to 15 (Thursday to Saturday) at the University of Notre Dame for a conference titled “What Is War?”
The 230-strong gathering of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network in June provided a boost to the Catholic Church in the war-weary nation of Colombia. “After so many years of conflict, it is easy to lose hope,” said Archbishop Ruben Salazar Gomez, president of Caritas Colombiana, the co-sponsor and host of the...
Bogota, Colombia, is the site of this year’s Catholic Peacebuilding Network conference. Church leaders, scholars and peacebuilding practitioners from around the world are gathering this week (June 24 to 29) to share wisdom and focus on solutions for achieving a just and lasting peace.
When Notre Dame sociologist Jackie Smith attended the first World Social Forum, held in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, organizers expected 4,000 participants.
Instead, more than 15,000 people gathered to promote “alternative globalization” – the development of economic policies that emphasize human rights and democracy over economic growth.