Joined Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Jason Quinn, Roddy Brett, and Patrick McQuestion (Ph.D. student), presenting at a two-day colloquium on peacebuilding at Yale University in November 2022.
Served as a panelist for the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program's screening of the documentary Five Years North to speak on immigration advocacy in January 2023.
Returned to her alma mater, Montana State University, as the featured lecturer for this year's Shannon Weatherly Memorial Lecture on April 18, 2023, "Montana State alumna to lecture on refugee protection."
Served as a participant for the post-film panel discussion of "The Hurt Locker" as part of the 2023 Notre Dame forum series, “War & Peace.”
Presented at the Mendoza College of Business' Ten Years Hence Lecture, "Global Governance and the War in Ukraine,” on March 24, 2023.
Gave a lecture on May 23, 2023 at the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation for the Foundation's staff and the Pax et Bellum Club at Uppsala University on his book, A Peaceful Superpower: Lessons from the World's Largest Antiwar Movement.
Gave a lecture on May 29, 2023 at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, "The global opposition to the Iraq War and its relation to the United Nations."
Gave remarks on "Intersectionality and Peacebuilding" for a webinar on June 7, 2023 with master's students and alumni of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.
Presented remarks and initial findings of research on sanctions and incentives for nonproliferation and disarmament on June 13, 2023 at Uppsala University, at the authors’ retreat for the forthcoming volume on the topic.
Presented the keynote address, "At the Crossroads: A Nuclear Reckoning," on June 15, 2023 at the Alva Myrdal Centre conference on nuclear disarmament.
Josefina Echavarría Alvarez
Along with Jason Quinn, Erin B. Corcoran, Roddy Brett, and Patrick McQuestion (Ph.D. student) organized, took part in and presented at a two-day colloquium on peacebuilding at Yale University in November 2022.
Participated in a panel discussion around Environmental Violence, Management and Peacebuilding as part of Drew Marcantonio's (Ph.D. '21) book launch, "Book Launch on Environmental Violence, Management and Peacebuilding."
Joined the Keough Naughton Institute for a panel discussion surrounding the Good Friday Agreement and the 25 years since Northern Ireland's historic accord, "Roundtable on the Good Friday Agreement” in April 2023.
Presented the paper, "Why have military coups virtually disappeared in the Americas?," at the University of Michigan on Dec. 2, 2022.
Was a panelist as part of the 2023 South Asia Conference: Democracy, Rights and Development in May.
Presented at Pax Christi International's nonviolence conference in Rome, in December 2022.
Served as the lecturer for the April 21, 2023 William Belden Noble Lecture Series at The Memorial Church of Harvard University.
Presented a public lecture at the Druze Heritage Center in Israel, “Israeli Druze and the First Lebanon War (1982-2000)” on May 8, 2023.
Presented a public lecture at Haifa University, “The Withdrawal that Never Was: Revisiting the 1983 Israel-Lebanon Agreement and the Creation of the Security Zone,” on June 4, 2023.
Gave a public lecture at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon 1982-1985,” on June 13, 2023.
Gave a second public lecture at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Conflict and Cooperation at the Israel-Lebanon border, 1920-2022,” on June 15, 2023.
George A. Lopez
Was a featured participant during the Indiana Council on World Affairs speakers series for the annual Great Decisions Session.
Served as co-convenor and principal of a conference in Wilton Park, UK entitled, "A New Code of Conduct: Taking Sanctions Reform Further to Advance Humanitarianism."
Was the keynote speaker for Goshen College's 24th annual Academic Symposium, "Students and faculty present research in annual Academic Symposium," held April 12, 2023.
Led seminars on "the art and science of mediation policy research" at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Sweden in November 2022.
Ran a training workshop on crisis intervention for violence prevention officials of the City of South Bend in May 2023.
Led the annual Ph.D. course on international mediation in Oslo, Norway in June 2023. The course is co-organized by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Kroc Institute and four Ph.D. students from the Kroc Institute participated in the course.
Was the lead designer and trainer of the annual United Nations High Level Mediation Course in Montreux, Switzerland, that took place in June 2023. The course is hosted by the UN Mediation Support Unit, in partnership with the Swiss government.
Completed a policy research project commissioned by the European External Action Service in June 2023.
Presented a paper on 'mediation of intra-state ceasefires' at a seminar hosted by the United Nations Mediation Support Unit at UN Headquarters in New York.
Completed a year-long project on 'mediation strategy' with the Swiss government's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
Participated in designing a research project on 'mediation in regionalized intra-stateconflicts', which received a seed grant of $100,000 from PRIO.
A. Rashied Omar
Participated in a panel discussion on March 1 on "New and Old Wars, New and Old Challenges," as part of the Notre Dame Forum on War and Peace at the University of Notre Dame.
Delivered a paper on Sept. 16, 2022, "Reconciliation: An Islamic Perspective," at the international conference, Getting to Reconciliation: A Comparative Perspective, at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Delivered a paper on May 17, 2023, "Towards an Islamic Theology of Nonviolence: Reflecting on the Engaged Sufism of Rabia Terri Harris," at a hybrid international conference, Pacifism and Nonviolence in Contemporary Islam, at the University of Manchester, UK.
Was a signatory to a statement mentioned in an article for Aljazeera, "128 scholars ask UN not to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism."
Participated in a panel discussion of the movie "For Sama" as part of the 2023 Notre Dame forum series, "War & Peace.”
Moderated the conversation "Aftermaths II: The Invasion of Iraq in the Present” as part of the 2023 Notre Dame forum series, “War & Peace.”
Delivered the 2023 World Lecture on Religion and Conflict at Union College, "Notre Dame expert to deliver 2023 World Lecture on Religion and Conflict."
Gerard F. Powers
Served as the moderator during a panel discussion for the University of Notre Dame's 2023 forum series, "New and Old Wars, New and Old Challenges to Peace!"
Led a discussion in Rome on June 19, 2023 with participants of Rondine Cittadella, a non-profit organization promoting peace and conflict resolution.
Served as a panelist at the National Shared-Use Mobility Summit. New Perspectives in Shared Mobility: Reflecting on Research to Guide Us in 2023. “Getting to the Down & Dirty: Interrogating How Mobile Forces Shape Experiences of Accumulated Disparities” Chicago. May 2023.
Served as a panelist at Brown University's Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America. Critical Conversations on Environmental Racism and Climate Justice - “A Mobile Sense: Environmental Injustice.” April 2023.
Was the keynote speaker at the Chicago Ethnography Conference. “Be the Place, Take in the Space: Conducting Ethnographies While in Various Forms of Motion.” April 2023.
Presented “Sacred, Profane, or Just Neighborhood Culture: When Blacks Employ the Tools of Whiteness” at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL October 2022.
Presented “Matters of Spaces & Places: Building Communities & Neighborhoods of Learning” at the Woodland Child Development Center Staff Retreat. July 2022.
Presented “When Black Cities are Invaded: Redevelopment Trends in Newark and the Politics of Race and Space” at the Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. April 2022.
Joined Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Erin B. Corcoran, Roddy Brett, and Patrick McQuestion (Ph.D. student), presenting at a two-day colloquium on peacebuilding at Yale University in November 2022.
Was the keynote speaker for a Sept. 6, 2022 conference hosted by the UK-based Rosecastle Foundation on “Blockchain Technology and Peacebuilding.”
Presented “Using Tech to Scale Social Cohesion” at the Global Peacetech Hub conference in Florence, Italy on Nov. 21-22, 2022.
Participated in a panel discussion of the movie "The Missing Picture" as part of the 2023 Notre Dame forum, "War & Peace” series.
Served as a moderator of a Feb. 28, 2023 panel discussion hosted by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, "50 Years of Union: Celebrating Ireland in the EU: A Conversation on EU-IRE Relations Now."