Wallensteen to receive 2019 Burns Award

Author: The Graduate School

The University of Notre Dame's Graduate School will hold its annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at 10:00 a.m. in the Compton Family Ice Arena on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. During the ceremony, the University will confer 241 doctoral degrees and 590 master’s degrees, and present awards to faculty and staff devoted to graduate training.

Peter N. Wallensteen, the Richard G. Starmann Sr. Research Professor of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will be honored with the James A. Burns, C.S.C., Award. Wallensteen is being recognized for his defining role in the foundational doctoral seminar on international peace research, in which he has taught every doctoral student in the program since its inception in 2008.

The application of his formidable perspective as a researcher and his direct experience in peacebuilding make this course a transformational capstone experience. Wallensteen also holds an appointment as a senior professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Sweden’s Uppsala University. 

Originally published by The Graduate School at graduateschool.nd.edu on May 01, 2019.