The University of Notre Dame has established a doctoral program in peace studies. One of the few of its kind in the world, the program is a partnership between the institute and the departments of history, political science, psychology and sociology.
Several of Daniel Myers’ students have told him that his new course, Introduction to Peace Studies, has changed their lives, and what the young men and women are sharing in the class this semester has repeatedly moved Myers to tears.
Since 1990, the United Nations has banned the transfer of arms to Iraq, Somalia, al Qaeda and 24 other nations and groups worldwide. Although these measures did not completely stop the flow of weapons, they did change the behavior of some targets, according to a new report.
Television talk show host and University of Notre Dame graduate Phil Donahue will screen his first film, “Body of War,” at the Browning Cinema of the University’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Dec. 7 (Friday).
Jonathan Schell, whose bestselling book “The Fate of the Earth” is credited with launching the movement to abolish nuclear weapons, will speak Tuesday in the Hesburgh Center auditorium at the University of Notre Dame.
Although religion often is blamed for inciting violence in many parts of the world, faith-based organizations and people of faith can be a significant positive force for international peace, according to David Smock, vice president of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP).
The two University of Notre Dame scholars whose research demonstrated – before the Iraq war – that it was highly unlikely there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq are co-editors of a new book on counterterrorism. In “Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat,” just...
After four years of war in Iraq, this is a political question, a military question – and a moral question. A panel of ethicists will examine the moral principles that should govern when and how the United States disengages from Iraq at a conference Sept. 18 (Tuesday).
Soldiers, social scientists, war correspondents, just war theorists, military historians, international lawyers and decorated generals – including two former commanders in Bosnia – will meet Sept.13 to 15 (Thursday to Saturday) at the University of Notre Dame for a conference titled “What Is War?”
The 230-strong gathering of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network in June provided a boost to the Catholic Church in the war-weary nation of Colombia. “After so many years of conflict, it is easy to lose hope,” said Archbishop Ruben Salazar Gomez, president of Caritas Colombiana, the co-sponsor and host of the...
Bogota, Colombia, is the site of this year’s Catholic Peacebuilding Network conference. Church leaders, scholars and peacebuilding practitioners from around the world are gathering this week (June 24 to 29) to share wisdom and focus on solutions for achieving a just and lasting peace.
When Notre Dame sociologist Jackie Smith attended the first World Social Forum, held in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, organizers expected 4,000 participants.
Instead, more than 15,000 people gathered to promote “alternative globalization” – the development of economic policies that emphasize human rights and democracy over economic growth.
In his new book “Promoting Peace with Information,” just released by Princeton University Press, University of Notre Dame political scientist Dan Lindley explores the idea that peacekeeping institutions such as the United Nations can reduce the risk of war by increasing transparency between adversaries.
R. Scott Appleby, John M. Regan Jr. Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and professor of history, is among the “leading thinkers” who offered “21 Solutions to Save the World” for the cover story of the May/June issue of Foreign Policy magazine.
Notre Dame’s influence at the highest levels of international policymaking was evident Monday (April 30) at United Nations headquarters in New York. A daylong symposium on “Enhancing the Implementation of Security Council Sanctions,” organized and led by Kroc Institute faculty George Lopez and David Cortright, drew more than 120 Security...