New Research Prof Develops Data on Peace Accords

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Madhav Joshi has joined the Kroc Institute as Research Assistant Professor and associate director of the Peace Accords Matrix.

In this new position, Joshi is responsible for collecting, evaluating, and coordinating the review of data for the Peace Accords Matrix. He also will conduct and contribute to collaborative research on peace accords and processes.  

The Peace Accords Matrix is the Kroc Institute’s database and online resource for comparing and studying peace agreements. Initially developed with a grant from the United States Institute of Peace under the direction of professor John Darby, it is designed to be used by scholars, policymakers, peacebuilding practitioners, and journalists.  

Joshi’s research focuses on post-civil war transition and survival of democracy, post-civil war peacebuilding, the role of third parties in the conflict process, and the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. He recently published a book chapter in The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal: Dynamics and Growth in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge). His articles have appeared in Asian Survey, the Journal of Peace Research, and Readings on Governance and Development.  He expects to complete his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in May 2010. 

Contact: Joan Fallon, (574) 631-8819,