Mediation Program

In many instances, skilled mediation is the difference between war and peace and one of the primary means of ending violent conflict.

Begun in 2018, the Kroc Institute mediation program brings the resources, expertise and academic foundation of the Kroc Institute, one of the world’s leading centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace, to bear in the growing field of mediation.

The program focuses primarily on building synergy between mediation research, teaching, training, policy and practice. It also covers the related themes of peacemaking, preventive diplomacy, conflict resolution, negotiations and national dialogue.

If you are interested in learning more about the program, contact program director Laurie Nathan, laurie.n.nathan.4@nd.edu. You can also read the latest program news

During Fall 2020, Laurie Nathan is teaching the following classes: 

IIPS 43101 Peace Studies Senior Seminar: International Mediation

The peace studies senior seminar is a capstone course for both the supplemental major and the minor in peace studies. The centerpiece of the course is a seminar paper that students research and write on a subject of their choice in light of the theme of the course. The course also consists of readings and discussions that explore familiar topics in peace studies in greater depth as well as introduce research methods to the students. This required course is open to peace studies majors and minors only.

This course is open to undergraduate students pursuing a peace studies supplementary major or minor

View the course syllabus