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Mediation Program adds two senior advisors

The Kroc Institute’s Mediation Program is proud to announce the appointment of two senior advisors, Justin De Leon and João Honwana.  De Leon was previously visiting assistant professor at the Kroc Institute and, with Ashley Bohrer, assistant professor of gender and peace studies, co-hosts Pedagogies for Peace…

Mediation Program adds two senior advisors

Mediation Program offers doctoral course on international mediation

The Kroc Institute's Mediation Program recently presented the first Ph.D. course on international mediation. The course was hosted by the Research School on Peace and Conflict in Oslo. The School comprises the University of Oslo, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). 

Mediation Program offers doctoral course on international mediation

Mediation Program director co-authors article on 'ceasefire success'

Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program director and professor of the practice of mediation at the Kroc Institute, has co-authored an article on ceasefires in International Peacekeeping.  The article, "Ceasefire Success: A Conceptual Framework," was co-authored with Govinda Clayton and Claudia Wiehler. It develops a conceptual framework for understanding "ceasefire success" by distinguishing between the immediate...

Mediation Program director co-authors article on 'ceasefire success'

Mediation Program director presents new research to UN Security Council

On October 9, 2020, Laurie Nathan, professor of the practice of mediation and director of the Mediation Program at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, presented a research report to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The research focused on the impact of Security Council...

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Mediation Program director presents new research to UN Security Council

Mediation Program appoints senior advisor

Francisco Diez has been appointed as a senior advisor with the Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Mediation Program Director Laurie Nathan says the Program will benefit greatly from Diez's extensive mediation experience in Latin America.  Diez is currently a member of the United Nations Standby...

Mediation Program appoints senior advisor

Mediation Program names student associate

Kroc Institute Mediation Program Director Laurie Nathan is pleased to announce that Fiana (Syeda) Arbab has been appointed as a student associate with the Mediation Program. This appointment will strengthen the Program's efforts to promote social justice at Notre Dame and in the South Bend community.…

Mediation Program names student associate

New research on post-conflict constitutions

Laurie Nathan, professor of the practice of mediation and Mediation Program director at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has published an article on post-conflict constitutions (PCCs) in Third World Quarterly. Nathan's research illustrates that when intra-state armed conflicts end through negotiated settlement, conflict parties frequently agree to amend or...

New research on post-conflict constitutions

Kroc Institute releases fourth report, "Three Years After the Signing of the Final Agreement in Colombia: Moving Toward Territorial Transformation"

On June 16, the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies published its fourth comprehensive report on the status of peace agreement implementation in Colombia, covering the period between December 2018 and November 2019. In addition to describing the current status of implementation, the report includes comparative...

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Mediation Program Hosts Preventive Diplomacy Symposium

On March 19, the Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies partnered with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to convene a half-day symposium on preventive diplomacy.

Mediation Program Hosts Preventive Diplomacy Symposium

New Policy Report on Mediation and Power-Sharing

The Kroc Institute Mediation Program has been involved in the production of a new policy research report on mediation and power-sharing. Mediation Program Director Laurie Nathan and Visiting Fellow David Lanz have been investigating the role of mediation in the long-term performance of power-sharing arrangements in peace agreements.…

New Policy Report on Mediation and Power-Sharing

Laurie Nathan to Develop Mediation Protocol

Professor Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program Director and Professor of the Practice of Mediation, has been awarded a contract to develop a Mediation Protocol for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development. 

Laurie Nathan to Develop Mediation Protocol

Laurie Nathan Facilitates Mediation Workshop in Macedonia

In July, Laurie Nathan, Director of the Kroc Institute’s new Mediation Program, was a lead facilitator at a workshop for political parties from Macedonia. The event was part of the Track 1.5 Dialogue in Macedonia Project, established in 2016 by the Berghof Foundation and the Southeast European Association with funding...

Laurie Nathan Facilitates Mediation Workshop in Macedonia

Laurie Nathan runs United Nations High Mediation Course

In June 2018, Laurie Nathan, Professor of the Practice of Mediation and Director of the Kroc Institute’s new mediation program, was the lead designer and trainer at the United Nations High Level Mediation Course, a program run annually in Montreux, Switzerland. The course is hosted by the UN in partnership...

Laurie Nathan runs United Nations High Mediation Course

Scholar-practitioner Laurie Nathan Appointed Professor of the Practice of Mediation

Laurie Nathan has been appointed professor of the practice of mediation at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies within the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. Nathan will establish and direct the Kroc Institute’s new mediation program, which will serve as an international center...

Scholar-practitioner Laurie Nathan Appointed Professor of the Practice of Mediation