Registration Open for 2013 Student Peace Conference

Author: Renée LaReau

Saint Mary's College students Cara O'Connor-Combee (left) and Anna Boarini are the co-chairs of the 2013 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference.

Registration is now open for the University of Notre Dame’s 2013 Student Peace Conference, which will take place on April 5-6, 2013, at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

Planned and organized by Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College peace studies undergradutes, the conference brings together undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and several other countries. REGISTER NOW at the conference website » 

This year’s conference, “Fusion: Where Theory and Practice Meet,” explores the intersection of peacebuilding theory and practice in the modern world, addressing topics that include grassroots movements, gender and conflict, education, foreign policy, and justice and reconciliation.

Conference chairs are Saint Mary's College students Anna Boarini, a history, political science and peace studies major, and Cara O'Connor-Combee, an economics and peace studies major. 

The keynote address will be delivered by Katherine Marshall, a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, where she leads the Center's Program on Religion and Global Development . 

Notre Dame’s Student Peace Conference, sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has taken place nearly every year since 1993.

The conference is free for students and faculty, but pre-registration is required. (Funding for transportation and lodging is not available to participants or presenters, but meals are provided.) Questions may be directed to the organizers at

Registration closes Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

Contact: Anna Boarini or Cara O'Connor-Combee,