Welcome New Peace Students

Author: kroc.nd.edu

Classes began this week for Notre Dame students, including 16 new master’s students and 4 new doctoral students in peace studies.

The Kroc Institute master’s class of 2011 includes students from Canada, Germany, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Uganda, and the United States. Ahmad Al-Hadidi, shown above with other master’s and Ph.D. students in the International Peace Research class taught by professor Peter Wallensteen, is from Iraq.

Most of the students from the class of 2010 have begun their 5-month field internships in Cape Town, South Africa; Kampala, Uganda; the Philippines, and Jerusalem. They will return to campus in January to complete the second year of the 2-year program. 

Doctoral students joining the Kroc Institute in this — the new Ph.D. program’s second year — bring to a total of 9 the number of students pursuing doctoral degrees at Notre Dame in peace studies and history, political science, sociology, and psychology.

Approximately 200 Notre Dame undergraduates have chosen peace studies as a second major or minor, combining it with their majors in the social sciences, humanities, business, or science.

Contact: Joan Fallon, (574) 631-8819, jfallon2@nd.edu