Master's Class of 2012 Sets Out to Build Peace

Author: Renée LaReau

The Kroc Institute honored 15 master's in peace studies students from 10 countries in a May 19 recognition ceremony during commencement weekend events at Notre Dame.

Notre Dame President Emeritus Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.; Kroc Institute director Scott Appleby; master's program director Susan St. Ville; professor emeritus Robert C. Johansen; and Kroc alumni director Anne Hayner addressed the students and their family and friends.

The master's class of 2012 includes:

James Adams (United Kingdom); Ellie Adelman (USA); Lydia Baek (USA); Benjamin Bernard (USA); Amy Braun (USA); Cooper Brown (USA); Emmanuel Tongun Mathew Gore (South Sudan); Eric Lepp (Canada); Emily Manaen (USA); Anton Murra (Palestine); Jude Nnorum (Nigeria); Solomiya Pyatkovska (Ukraine); Shashi Rani Regmi (Nepal); Lucía Tiscornia (Uruguay); Francis Amooti Tuhaise (Uganda). 

Students' post-graduation plans include foreign policy work at the U.S. Pentagon, doctoral studies in geography, political science, and peace and conflict, work at international NGOs, and journalism. The new Kroc alumni join a network of nearly 500 Notre Dame master's in international peace studies graduates around the globe. 

Contact: Susan St. Ville, sstvill1@nd.ed, 574-631-2628