David Cortright Honored with Notre Dame’s Media Legend Award

Author: Amy Pracht

David Cortright, director of the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Special Advisor at the Keough School of Global Affairs, has received Notre Dame's "Media Legend Award.”

This annual award recognizes a faculty member "who consistently brings attention to the University’s academic excellence through participation in media relations, the web and other communications channels."

 “I'm grateful for this recognition of our efforts to share the findings of our peace research through the media,” said Cortright.

Cortright directs PAM, a unique source of comparable data on peace agreements that was also involved in the recent Colombia peace agreement. He has also has written widely about nonviolent social change, nuclear disarmament, and the use of multilateral sanctions and incentives as tools of international peacemaking. He has provided research services to the foreign ministries of Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland, and has served as consultant or advisor to agencies of the United Nations, the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict, the International Peace Academy, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

He is the author or co-editor of 19 books, including the recent volume Civil Society, Peace and Power (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), and Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict (University of Chicago, 2015). He also is the editor of Peace Policy, an online journal published by the Kroc Institute.

“This award is so well deserved” says Ruth Abbey, interim director of the Kroc Institute. “David has worked tirelessly for years to bring perspectives of peace and non-violence into public debates about conflict and violence.”

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Contact: Kristi Flaherty, (574) 631-1127, kflahert@nd.edu