Two New Visiting Fellows Join Kroc

Author: Kristi Flaherty

Two new scholars of conflict and peace have joined the Kroc Institute as visiting research fellows for the remainder of the 2009-10 academic year.

Claudia Baumgart-Ochse, a research fellow at the Peace Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, is studying the role of religious nongovernmental organizations in the formation of policy related to peace and security. Devashree Gupta, an assistant professor of political science at Carleton College, is focusing on how the Chinese and Indian communities in Northern Ireland view the peace process and how this understanding informs their political and civic involvement. 

Baumgart-Ochse and Gupta join Kroc fellow David Backer, an assistant professor of government at the College of William and Mary, who is spending the year analyzing civil war victim’s responses to justice processes in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

Each year, the Visiting Research Fellows Program brings outstanding scholars (at the post-doctoral junior and senior scholar level) to the University of Notre Dame to conduct research and participate in the life of the Kroc Institute. 

Contact: Kathy Smarrella, (574) 631-9370,