Scholars in Residence
Scholars in Residence are peace studies scholars invited to conduct research at the Kroc Institute by a core member of the Kroc faculty. Scholars receive office space and have the chance to engage with the academic community at the Kroc Institute. Click here to learn more about our Visiting Research Fellows program, which provides additional financial support for select scholars each year.
Timothy L. Fort holds the Eveleigh Professorship in Business Ethics and is Professor of Business Law & Ethics at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He is also an Affiliated Scholar of Business Ethics at the Kroc Institute. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. and JD from Northwestern University. He taught at the University of Michigan from 1994-2005 and at George Washington University from 2005-2013.
Hugo Escobar Fernández de Castro is a human rights lawyer specializing in developing innovative approaches to war crimes and crimes against humanity based on the principles of the Colombian transitional justice. He is a Lecturer of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of the Pontifical Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia. In February 2018, Hugo was appointed Deputy Judge of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP). In this capacity, he spearheaded investigations, prosecutions, and restorative justice initiatives.
Hugo holds a Master's degree in Public Law from the Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Rights at the same institution, where his research focuses on “Constitutional tensions surrounding the right to access clean drinking water.”