Kroc Institute welcomes members of the Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies Class of 2022

Author: Hannah Heinzekehr

From left to right: Rachael Rosenberg, Lenai Taylor Johnson, Clara Villatoro, Elizabeth Boyle and Bryanna Beamer

In August, the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs welcomed its fourth cohort of Master of Global Affairs students, including five students who have chosen to pursue a concentration in International Peace Studies and are classified as Kroc Scholars. 

Unlike in past years, not all members of the Class of 2022 were able to begin their studies this fall, due to travel restrictions related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. An additional 11 students were admitted to the MGA-IPS program and are anticipated to begin their studies on campus in January 2021. 

“We are very happy to be able to welcome our five new students and look forward to meeting their peace studies colleagues who will arrive in January,” said Susan St. Ville, director of the International Peace Studies Concentration. “This time calls for resilience and open-mindedness from all of us. Our new students have already shown their leadership in their unfailing enthusiasm and their willingness to take on new challenges inside and outside the classroom.”

The Class of 2022 includes Kroc Scholars from 14 countries: Burkina Faso, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Indonesia, Kenya, Philippines, Republic of the Gambia, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Zimbabwe. 

Students who have arrived on campus this fall include: 

  • Bryanna Beamer, United States
  • Elizabeth Boyle (B.A. ‘20), United States
  • Lenai Taylor Johnson, United States
  • Rachael Rosenberg, United States
  • Clara Villatoro, El Salvador

The IPS concentration builds on the 30-year history of the Kroc Institute Master’s Degree in International Peace Studies. Applications for the Master of Global Affairs Class of 2023 are now open. Learn more at