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Symposium and Films to Focus on the Changing Face of War

A prominent military historian and strategist from Israel and a former U.S. special operations officer and expert on the future of war are the lead speakers for Of War & Law,” a symposium and film festival to be held Feb. 12-14.

Symposium and Films to Focus on the Changing Face of War

To End Violence in Gaza, Think Again

Bringing peace to Gaza and Israel requires a new way of thinking about the conflict, says Atalia Omer, a scholar at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

To End Violence in Gaza, Think Again

End to Gaza Violence Requires International Help

With civilians bearing the brunt of the current conflict near Gaza between the Israelis and Palestinians,  both sides – as well as the international community –  need to focus on how to end the violence, according to  Professor Asher Kaufman.

End to Gaza Violence Requires International Help

May Peace Be with You

The faculty and staff of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute send you warm greetings of peace in this holy season.

May Peace Be with You

Lopez Praises Rice UN Appointment

Barack Obama’s appointment of Susan A. Rice as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations is a promising move, according to Professor George A. Lopez.

Lopez Praises Rice UN Appointment

Nobel Laureate a Good Choice, Scholar Says

Peter Wallensteen’s phone began ringing Friday morning (Oct. 10) after the Nobel Committee announced that Martti Ahtisaari, former president of Finland, had won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Nobel Laureate a Good Choice, Scholar Says

Columnist Reflects on World "After Iraq"

What will the Middle East look like after the United States withdraws its military forces from Iraq and Afghanistan? To answer that question, it’s necessary to understand the strategies underlying past terrorist attacks, said journalist and historian Gwynne Dyer.

Columnist Reflects on World

Journalist-Historian to Address Changes in Middle East

Big changes are coming in the Middle East, says Gwynne Dyer. But how big? And how bad? Dyer, a journalist, broadcaster and historian of international affairs, will address these questions in his presentation, “After Iraq,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 (Monday) in the auditorium of the University of Notre Dame’s...

Journalist-Historian to Address Changes in Middle East

Scholar Retells Story of Amish Forgiveness

When a gunman shot 10 Amish schoolgirls in a Pennsylvania schoolhouse in 2006, the local Amish community responded swiftly with a message of forgiveness. The speed and spontaneity of this response are among the hallmarks of “Amish forgiveness,” said Donald Kraybill.

Scholar Retells Story of Amish Forgiveness

Expert on Amish Life to Speak About Forgiveness

On October 2, 2006, a gunman shot ten girls in a schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Penn. The response of the Amish community touched and perplexed people around the world.

Expert on Amish Life to Speak About Forgiveness

Activist Urges Action Against Genocide

All of us can help end the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region if we voice our opposition through a few simple acts, said human rights activist John Prendergast, speaking to a standing-room only crowd on September 18.

 Activist Urges Action Against Genocide

Book Traces Religious and Intellectual Roots of Peace

When Cambridge University Press approached David Cortright about writing a history of pacifism, the lifelong peace activist and scholar hesitated. “I’m not really a pacifist,” explained Cortright.

Book Traces Religious and Intellectual Roots of Peace

Israeli Party Election a Landmark Event

The narrow victory by Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni to replace Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the head of the governing Kadima Party is a landmark event for three important reasons, says the Kroc professor Asher Kaufman, an expert in Israeli policy in the Middle East.

Israeli Party Election a Landmark Event

Human Rights Activist Seeks to End Darfur Genocide

Human rights activist John Prendergast will speak about his time in Africa’s war zones and how to end the genocide in Darfur on Thursday (Sept. 18) at 12:30 p.m. at the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

Human Rights Activist Seeks to End Darfur Genocide

M.A. Class of 2008 Graduates

A new class of peace studies master's students graduated, then gathered with friends, family, and faculty and staff at the Kroc Institute for a recognition ceremony.

M.A. Class of 2008 Graduates