Shirin Ebadi, a lawyer, human rights activist, and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, will deliver the 15th annual Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Lectures in Ethics and Public Policy at 12:30 p.m. on April 23. Please note new date.
The inauguration of Barack Obama as president of the United States is a momentous event that signals an opportunity for change, says Rashied Omar, a research scholar at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
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.
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.
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.
Richard W. Bulliet, professor of history at Columbia University, argues that Christianity and Islam are sibling faiths whose history and future are closely intertwined.
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.
A new book by sociologist and peace scholar Jackie Smith describes the struggle between two visions of global society — one focused on wealth and profits, and one centered on people’s rights and justice.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.