Join Us to Celebrate Kroc’s 25th Anniversary

Author: Renée LaReau

Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies will kick off its 25th anniversary year with two public lectures.   

  • On Thursday, October 6, Peter Wallensteen, Richard G. Starmann Sr. Research Professor of Peace Studies and a leading international peace researcher, will present the latest research on peacebuilding and will recommend strategies to enhance the effectiveness of peacebuilding. More about this event » 
  • On Saturday, October 8, as part of the University’s Saturday Scholars program, Professor Robert C. Johansen, a founding faculty member of the Kroc Institute, will provide insights from his five decades as a peace scholar. More about this event » 
The events coincide with the annual gathering on campus of the Kroc Institute’s Advisory Council. We hope you will join us.
About Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute  
Peace studies is an interdisciplinary field that draws on political science, history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, theology, law, and other disciplines to address some of the world’s greatest challenges and shape the future of humanity and the planet.  
The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies was founded in 1986 by the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, and Mrs. Joan B. Kroc, a philanthropist deeply committed to peace.   
A leading center for interdisciplinary research and teaching on the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace, the Kroc Institute offers undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. programs in peace studies and engages with an alumni network of more than 800 graduates at work around the world.   
The Kroc Institute’s mission is integral to Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university. The Institute fosters collaboration between religious and secular traditions, strengthening the capacity of all traditions for peacebuilding. Faculty and students represent many religious and secular traditions and share a commitment to peace.  
More information is available on the Kroc Institute’s website at    
Contact: Renée LaReau,, 574-631-5098