Meet Kroc's New Visiting Research Fellows

Author: Renée LaReau

Five new scholars of conflict and peace join the Kroc Institute as visiting research fellows during the 2012-13 academic year.

During the fall semester, Andrew Bacevich, one of the leading public intellectuals and foreign policy analysts in the United States, will teach the seminar course “Ideas and American Foreign Policy.” Bacevich is professor of international relations and history at Boston University. The Kroc Institute is collaborating with the College of Arts & Letters to bring Professor Bacevich to campus.

Three fellows will join the Kroc Institute for the full academic year. Kristen A. Harkness is a scholar specializing in African civil-military relations. She will research how military integration during ethnic insurgency or civil war can advance or hinder peace processes.

Jennifer M. Keister, a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School, will write a book manuscript on rebel governance, insurgency, and ungoverned spaces, based on extensive field work in Mindanao, the Philippines.

Sumanto Al Qurtuby, a cultural anthropologist, will conduct research on Christian-Muslim conflict and postwar peacebuilding in Eastern Indonesia.

During the spring 2013 semester, Marie-Joëlle Zahar, associate professor of political science at the University of Montréal and director of the Francophone Research Network on Peace Operations, will study transitional violence during peace processes.

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, Visiting Fellows Program Manager,, 574-631-9370