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Kroc Ph.D. student awarded Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize

Isabel Güiza-Gómez, (Ph.D. student in Peace Studies and Political Science) was recently awarded an Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize in Human and Social Science by Fundación Alejandro Ángel Escobar for her book, La Constitución del Campesinado. Luchas por reconocimiento y redistribución en el campo jurídico…

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Kroc Ph.D. student awarded Alejandro Angel Escobar Prize

Valerie Hickey to receive 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award

Valerie Hickey, a 2000 graduate of the International Peace Studies Master’s program at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the Kroc Institute’s 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award. Hickey serves as a Global Director for Environment, Natural Resources and the Blue Economy at the World Bank. Throughout her...

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Valerie Hickey to receive 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award

Gwendolyn Purifoye joins core Kroc Institute faculty

Gwendolyn Purifoye has joined the core faculty of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies as assistant professor of racial justice and conflict transformation. She is one of seven new faculty members appointed by the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs…

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Gwendolyn Purifoye joins core Kroc Institute faculty

Master’s students partner with peacebuilding organizations in the field

Beginning this month, second-year Keough School of Global Affairs (MGA) students with a concentration in International Peace Studies (IPS) departed for six-month field experiences with partner organizations around the world. The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies administers the IPS concentration and facilitates these experiences.…

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Master’s students partner with peacebuilding organizations in the field

Peace Studies students among Lucy Family Institute 2022-2024 Graduate Scholars

The Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society introduced its inaugural cohort of 10 Notre Dame Ph.D. students to the Lucy Scholars program. Among those selected were two current Peace Studies doctoral students at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Cat Gargano and Wesley Hedden. Both students are advised by core Kroc Institute faculty...

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Peace Studies students among Lucy Family Institute 2022-2024 Graduate Scholars

Catholic peacebuilders bring hope amid world crises

The virtual conference "Catholic Peacebuilding in Times of Crisis: Hope for a Wounded World" held June 20-23, was a four-day, intensive exploration of Catholic engagement on a wide range of topics— from conflict in Ukraine and Congo and peace processes in Colombia and South Sudan to the refugee crisis, reconciliation and...

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Catholic peacebuilders bring hope amid world crises

Mediation Program co-sponsors Ph.D. course on international mediation

From May 30-June 3, the Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, together with the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Research School on Peace and Conflict, hosted doctoral candidates for a Ph.D.-level course on international mediation at the PRIO campus in Oslo. ​The course, "International Mediation: Theory,...

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Mediation Program co-sponsors Ph.D. course on international mediation

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