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South Bend and Notre Dame partner for community leader mediation training

A spotlight was thrown on the University of Notre Dame’s community engagement and its value to South Bend in a recent three-day workshop with local community leaders. Organized by the City’s Division of Community Initiatives, the March 21-23 training focused on developing mediation competency and was led by…

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South Bend and Notre Dame partner for community leader mediation training

An Interview with the 2023 Student Peace Conference Planning Committee

The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, endowed by Joan B. Kroc and sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is an annual gathering organized by students for students. Celebrating its 30th year, its mission is to provide space for undergraduate and graduate students from colleges and universities across...

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An Interview with the 2023 Student Peace Conference Planning Committee

Notre Dame psychologists, including Laura Miller-Graff, collaborate to develop support program for Palestinians impacted by violence in Gaza, West Bank

Notre Dame psychology professors Laura Miller-Graff and E. Mark Cummings have developed an intervention and support program to support Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza who are affected by ongoing conflict there. The two have worked in partnership with Palestinian organizations for years to develop a program...

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Notre Dame psychologists, including Laura Miller-Graff, collaborate to develop support program for Palestinians impacted by violence in Gaza, West Bank

Women Lead 2023: Josefina Echavarría Alvarez

As part of the 2023 International Women's Day, Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, director of the Peace Accords Matrix at Notre Dame, has been recognized as one of seven outstanding women who are innovating in their fields to help the University become a powerful means for doing good in the world.…

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Women Lead 2023: Josefina Echavarría Alvarez

Myla Leguro to receive 2023 Kroc Institute Distinguished Alumni Award

Myla Leguro, M.A. ‘10, has been selected to receive the Kroc Institute’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award, an annual honor that showcases Notre Dame peace studies graduates whose careers and lives exemplify the ideas of international peacebuilding.  Leguro will receive this prestigious award in person on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at...

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Myla Leguro to receive 2023 Kroc Institute Distinguished Alumni Award

Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell to speak at international AI summit at The Hague

Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School and Concurrent Professor of International Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, will be one of the distinguished speakers at the first international summit on Responsible Artificial Intelligence in the Military...

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Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell to speak at international AI summit at The Hague

Peace Studies Students Included in First Cohort of ISLA Dissertation Fellows

As part of its ongoing commitment to advance and promote research and creative endeavors in the College of Arts and Letters, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) recently awarded dissertation fellowships to twelve doctoral candidates. Among those selected were three current Peace Studies doctoral students at the...

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Peace Studies Students Included in First Cohort of ISLA Dissertation Fellows

Kroc Alum a Finalist for ICC Registrar

In October 2022, 10 finalists participated in roundtable discussions as candidates for Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC). One finalist, Rosette Muzigo-Morrison…

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Kroc Alum a Finalist for ICC Registrar

'But I Go On'

Editor’s Note: The new year dawned amid more destruction in Ukraine. Anna Romandash, a Ukrainian journalist and recent graduate of the Keough School of Global Affairs, offers this dispatch about her home country’s resilience, echoing her story in our winter issue…

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'But I Go On'

Peace Can Happen

“Allow me to tell you, from my own experience,” said Juan Manuel Santos, delivering the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture as the president of Colombia, “that it is much harder to make peace than to wage war.” The mistaken notion Santos alluded to ­— that peace comes easily — is...

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Peace Can Happen