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.

Aref Dostyar

Aref Dostyar is former Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Los Angeles. Previously he worked in Afghanistan’s Office of the National Security Council, serving as the Director General for International Relations and Regional Cooperation and Director of Peace and Reconciliation Affairs. In these leadership positions, he provided regular policy insight to the President of Afghanistan and his team and served as liaison to global foreign policy directors. Dostyar's writing can be found in the New York Times, the BBCIn Search of Peace for Afghanistan (Kakar History Foundation Press, 2021), Strategic Journal (Routledge, 2016), and other publications. Through a Fulbright Scholarship, Dostyar earned a Master's in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Tim Fort

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.