Six Notre Dame professors who are fellows of the Kroc Institute have received grants for research that intersects with issues of peace and conflict.
Viva Bartkus, associate professor of management, received a Kroc Faculty Fellow Research Grant for a project in which she and Notre Dame MBA students investigated the role of business in post-war reconstruction efforts in Bosnia and Lebanon.
Eileen Hunt Botting, Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Associate Professor of Political Science, received a Kroc Faculty Fellow Research Grant to explore how Mary Wollstonecraft and John Stuart Mill, the leading philosophers of women’s rights in the 19th century, contributed to the invention of feminism and its intersection with peace, labor, and human rights movements.
E. Mark Cummings, professor and Notre Dame Chair of Psychology, received a Kroc Faculty Fellow Research Grant for a study on the effects of political violence on children in Croatia, a continuation of a five-year project examining political violence on children in Northern Ireland. Kroc Ph.D. student Laura Taylor will be working with Cummings on the project.
Michael C. Desch, professor of political science, received a Kroc Faculty Fellow Research Grant to analyze the trends, causes, and consequences of the waning influence of academics on U.S. national security policy and offer guidance on how scholars and policymakers can engage each other on national security issues.
Sebastian Rosato, assistant professor of political science, received a Kroc Faculty Associate Fellowship to work on a book about the construction of the European Union, focusing on the causes of European integration and the wider debate among international relations scholars about the causes of war and peace.
Todd D. Whitmore, associate professor of theology, received a Kroc Faculty Associate Fellowship for work in Uganda on a book that explores the conditions under which people are willing to undertake risks, even to their own lives, in situations of armed conflict.
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