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Mortaza Saeidi-Javash (Graduate Minor in Peace Studies)

Hometown: Tabriz, Iran Degree and Year of Study: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Minor in Peace Studies Research Interests: 3D Printing of thermoelectric generators for energy harvesting; energy-related conflict resolution Why did you choose to pursue a graduate minor in peace studies? My research is about developing high-performance thermoelectric generators...

Mortaza Saeidi-Javash (Graduate Minor in Peace Studies)

Cristian Sáez Flórez (Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies, '21)

Program:  Master’s in Global Affairs, International Peace Studies Concentration Research Interests: Armed Conflict and Memory, Transitional Justice Systems, Gender Issues, and Data Visualization Hometown: Planeta Rica, Córdoba, Colombia (Although much of the past 20 years has been in Medellín and Bogotá) What drew you to study peace?…

Cristian Sáez Flórez (Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies, '21)

Clara Villatoro Huezo (Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies, '22)

Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador Research Interests: Immigration and Forced Migration What drew you to study peace as part of the Master of Global Affairs program? Well, I grew up in a country that experienced conflict--and a lot violence post-conflict--so what peace means and how to respond with peace is...

Clara Villatoro Huezo (Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies, '22)

Marty Kennedy (Undergraduate, Class of 2022)

Majors: Sociology and Peace Studies Minor: Data Science Hometown: South Bend, Indiana  Why did you choose peace studies? I mean, what a fascinating subject. It’s a methodology for understanding the world. I study peace because it offers an ideology and a mindset that is vital for today and tomorrow. I have a specific...

Marty Kennedy (Undergraduate, Class of 2022)

Amaryst Parks (Ph.D. in Peace Studies and Sociology)

Program: Ph.D. in Peace Studies and Sociology Hometown: Florence, Alabama Research Interests: Anti-blackness, education, systemic oppression What drew you to study peace at the Kroc Institute? One of my undergraduate mentors completed advanced studies at the University of Notre Dame, and they recommended that I look into the Kroc program. After graduation, I...

Amaryst Parks (Ph.D. in Peace Studies and Sociology)

Meilin Scanish (Undergraduate, Class of 2021)

Majors: History and Peace Studies Minor: French Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky Why did you choose peace studies? I chose peace studies to gain a more global perspective. For my history major, I specialize in the American context, but my studies of the past are complemented by peace studies’ interdisciplinary view of contemporary international relations....

Meilin Scanish (Undergraduate, Class of 2021)