Meet the Master's Class of 2013

Author: Renée LaReau

Nineteen new students from 15 countries recently began coursework toward their master's in peace studies at Notre Dame. Students in the Kroc Institute's two-year master's program come from numerous academic backgrounds and bring with them a variety of work experiences related to peace, conflict resolution, and human rights.  

New master’s students include:  

Alouat Hamoudi Abdelfatah (Algeria); Nancy Abwola (Uganda); Karla Alvarez (USA); Shubham Amatya (Nepal); Daniel Kofi Azilagbetor (Ghana); Daniya Baisubanova (Kyrgyzstan); Julie Bodnar (USA); Rachel Fairhurst (New Zealand); Ezekiel Freeman (Liberia); Maria Gavrilova (Russia); James Hallowell (Sierra Leone); Diane Janzen (Canada); Wisam Khaleefah (Iraq); Daniel Moya (Colombia); Samuel Nichols (USA); Engy Said (Egypt); Tamara Shaya (USA); Jessica Shewan (USA); Lidet Tadesse Shiferaw (Ethiopia). 

The Kroc Institute offers a master's degree that prepares students around the world for a wide range of careers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Graduates hold leadership positions in government agencies, policy centers, and local, regional, and international nongovernmental organizations. 

Contact: Renée LaReau, 574-631-5098,