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Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2022

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies celebrates the graduation of 18 undergraduate seniors who completed either a supplementary major or minor in peace studies, 5 undergraduate students who completed the supplementary major in global affairs with a concentration in international peace studies, 4 Kroc Scholars who completed the master...

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Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2022

Peace Studies senior wins Political Science essay award

Dinah Lawan, a Balfour scholar and a graduating University of Notre Dame senior majoring in political science with a minor in peace studies, was awarded the 2022 Gary F. Barnabo Political Science Writing Prize by the Notre Dame Department of Political Science. Each year, this award recognizes the best paper...

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Peace Studies senior wins Political Science essay award

Peace Studies seniors named 2022 Yarrow Award in Peace Studies recipients

University of Notre Dame seniors Duncan Donahue and Madeline Ward have been named the recipients of the 2022 Yarrow Award in Peace Studies. The award is given annually by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies to an undergraduate student or students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to service...

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Peace Studies seniors named 2022 Yarrow Award in Peace Studies recipients

Mediation Program supports community peacemaking in South Bend

While the University of Notre Dame was away for spring break, Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program director at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, ran a three-day mediation skills workshop for community peacemakers in South Bend from March 7 to 9. The workshop was held in partnership with the South...

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Mediation Program supports community peacemaking in South Bend

An Interview with the 2022 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 undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and universities to dialogue about...

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An Interview with the 2022 Peace Conference Planning Committee

New book advocates alternative routes to human security and peace

Over five decades of teaching and research in the field of peace studies, Robert C. Johansen became convinced that United States security policy needed to shift away from maximizing U.S. military power and toward emphasizing human security for all nations. This change, Johansen believes, would allow policymakers and citizens to...

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New book advocates alternative routes to human security and peace

Master’s students partner with peacebuilding organizations in the field

In January, seven second-year Keough School Master of Global Affairs students with a concentration in International Peace Studies (IPS) began six-month field experiences with partner peacebuilding organizations around the world. The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies administers the IPS concentration and facilitates field experiences. …

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Master’s students partner with peacebuilding organizations in the field

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

MGA alumnus helps build peace in Libya through UN role

Mohammad Omar Metwally (MGA ’19) loves to walk through historic Old Cairo at night. The crowded city of 20 million people slows down, allowing him to enjoy a view of the Nile River and think about his peacebuilding mission in the quiet streets of the place he has always called...

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MGA alumnus helps build peace in Libya through UN role

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