Kroc Welcomes Spring 2017 Visiting Research Fellows

Author: Kristi D. Flaherty

The Kroc Institute is pleased to announce that two scholars have begun their terms as visiting research fellows during the spring 2017 semester.

Scott Hibbard is an associate professor in the department of political science at DePaul University, where he teaches courses on American foreign policy, international relations, Middle East politics, and religion and politics. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He also holds advanced degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Georgetown University. While at the Kroc Institute, he will be working on a book that examines American foreign policy towards Islamist militancy over the course of several decades.

Laurie Nathan is a professor and director of the Center for Mediation in Africa at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He also serves on the United Nations Academic Advisory Council on Mediation and leads UN high-level mediation training. Previously, he headed the Center for Conflict Resolution at the University of Cape Town. While at the Kroc Institute, he will work with the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) on the topic of 'the post-conflict constitution as a peace agreement'.

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 Kroc Institute and Notre Dame.

Contact: Anne Riordan, 574-631-9730,