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Kroc Institute faculty and staff remain active over summer break

For the Kroc Institute’s faculty and staff, the end of the academic year isn’t just a time to relax and enjoy the warm weather. For many, summer brings the ability to travel, conduct research and attend or present at conferences. “Returning from a year of leave at Tantur, Jerusalem, and...

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Kroc Institute faculty and staff remain active over summer break

Article on "emotions in international mediation" accepted for publication

An article by Laurie Nathan and Joel Devonshire on "emotions in international mediation" has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Conflict Management. Nathan is director of the Kroc Institute's mediation program, and Devonshire is a doctoral student of peace studies and psychology at the Kroc Institute and department...

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South Bend and Notre Dame partner for community leader mediation training

A spotlight was thrown on the University of Notre Dame’s community engagement and its value to South Bend in a recent three-day workshop with local community leaders. Organized by the City’s Division of Community Initiatives, the March 21-23 training focused on developing mediation competency and was led by…

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South Bend and Notre Dame partner for community leader mediation training

Nathan and Sethi publish article in International Studies Review

Laurie Nathan and Ajay Sethi published an article in International Studies Review on "Reducing and Managing Risk: The Dimensions of Strong Ceasefires in Intra-State Conflict." This article presents a conceptual framework for analyzing the strength of ceasefires in intra-state conflict. The framework is based on the perspectives of ceasefire practitioners. It identifies...

Nathan and Sethi publish article in International Studies Review

Mediation Program co-sponsors Ph.D. course on international mediation

From May 30-June 3, the Mediation Program of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, together with the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Research School on Peace and Conflict, hosted doctoral candidates for a Ph.D.-level course on international mediation at the PRIO campus in Oslo. ​The course, "International Mediation: Theory,...

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Mediation Program co-sponsors Ph.D. course on international mediation

Mediation Program supports community peacemaking in South Bend

While the University of Notre Dame was away for spring break, Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program director at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, ran a three-day mediation skills workshop for community peacemakers in South Bend from March 7 to 9. The workshop was held in partnership with the South...

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Mediation Program supports community peacemaking in South Bend

New Ph.D.-level course on International Mediation now enrolling

The call for applications is now open for the annual Ph.D.-level course on “International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills,” organized by the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) in collaboration with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and its Mediation Program. The course will cover academic, policy and practitioner perspectives...

New Ph.D.-level course on International Mediation now enrolling

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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Kroc Institute releases fourth report,

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