Kroc Welcomes 2014 Visiting Research Fellows

Author: Renée LaReau

Three new scholars of conflict and peace have joined the Kroc Institute as visiting research fellows during the 2014-15 academic year.

During the fall semester, Gideon Aran, professor of sociology and anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who specializes in the study of religion, extremism and violence, will analyze an extensive study of terrorism in Israel/Palestine. Reed Wood, assistant professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University, will study how women’s roles in conflict affect their roles in peace processes.

Robert Carroll will join the Kroc Institute for the full academic year. Carroll, who recently earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester, will develop his dissertation, “War and Peace in the Marketplace,” into a book manuscript, focusing on how states can bring about peace through trade.

During the spring 2015 semester Malin Åkebo, a deputy university lecturer at Umeå University in Sweden, will conduct research on the role of ceasefire agreements in peace processes and comprehensive peace accords.

Each year, the Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars (at the post-doctoral and senior scholar level) to the Kroc Institute to conduct research, collaborate with faculty, and participate in the life of the Institute.

Contact: Anne Riordan, 574-631-9370,