Undergraduate Program News

Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2021

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies celebrates the graduation of 31 undergraduate seniors who completed either a supplementary major or minor in peace studies, 2 undergraduate students who completed the supplementary major in global affairs with a concentration in international peace studies, 14 Kroc Scholars who completed the master...

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Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2021

Peace studies senior Elsa Barron awarded 2021 Yarrow Award

University of Notre Dame senior Elsa Barron has been named the recipient of the Kroc Institute’s 2021 Yarrow Award in Peace Studies. The award is given annually to an undergraduate student or students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to service in peace and justice. …

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Peace studies senior Elsa Barron awarded 2021 Yarrow Award

2021 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference draws hundreds virtually

The 2021 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, the first to be held virtually, drew over 180 attendees from 46 universities and colleges. Attendees represented higher education institutions in 19 different countries, including Canada, China, Colombia, the Gambia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malta, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Serbia, South Africa,...

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2021 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference draws hundreds virtually

An Interview with the 2021 Peace Conference Planning Committee

The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, endowed by Joan B. Kroc and sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is an annual gathering organized by students and for students. Its mission is to provide space for graduate and undergraduate students from all colleges and universities to dialogue about...

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An Interview with the 2021 Peace Conference Planning Committee

Peace Studies Student Elected Notre Dame Student Body Vice President

Notre Dame junior Matthew Bisner has been elected undergraduate student body vice president for the 2021-22 academic year. Bisner and his running mate, Allan Njomo, won with 51.18% of the votes in an election that saw the highest student voter turnout in three years, according to The Observer, Notre Dame’s...

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Peace Studies Student Elected Notre Dame Student Body Vice President

Undergraduate Student Profile: Caitlin Eckerman

Caitlin Eckerman, Notre Dame Class of 2020, started her college journey majoring in Neuroscience, but she soon began to question her decision. After some self-reflection, she felt that Arts & Letters was more “her style” and switched her major to Psychology. “I came in with a very open mind thinking,...

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Undergraduate Student Profile: Caitlin Eckerman

Peace Studies senior Elizabeth Boyle awarded 2020 Yarrow Award

University of Notre Dame senior Elizabeth Boyle has been named the recipient of the Kroc Institute’s 2020 Yarrow Award in Peace Studies. The award is given annually to an undergraduate student or students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to service in peace studies. 

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Peace Studies senior Elizabeth Boyle awarded 2020 Yarrow Award

Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2020

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies celebrates the graduation of 33 undergraduate seniors who completed either a supplementary major or minor in peace studies, 13 Kroc Scholars who completed the master of global affairs, international peace studies concentration at the Keough School of Global Affairs, and four graduates of...

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Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2020

2020 Student Peace Conference Co-Chairs: Mitchell Larson and Maria Rossi

Notre Dame senior Maria Rossi and junior Mitchell Larson are serving as co-chairs of the Notre Dame Student Peace Conference planning committee. In this interview, they reflect on their hopes for the conference, the importance of peace studies and what they are learning through the conference planning process.

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2020 Student Peace Conference Co-Chairs: Mitchell Larson and Maria Rossi

Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2019

The Kroc Institute recently celebrated the graduation of 44 undergraduate seniors who completed either a supplementary major or minor in peace studies, 15 Kroc Scholars who completed the Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies concentration at the Keough School of Global Affairs, and five graduates of the Kroc Institute’s...

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Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2019

Peace Studies Student Elected Notre Dame Student Body President

Notre Dame junior Elizabeth Boyle has been elected undergraduate student body president for the 2019-20 academic year. Boyle, a political science major with a supplementary major in peace studies, is the sixth peace studies student to be elected student body president or vice president since 2012.

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Peace Studies Student Elected Notre Dame Student Body President

Call for Applications to Student Nuclear Disarmament Seminar in Washington D.C.

The Kroc Institute invites current undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to apply now to attend "Creating a World Without Nuclear Weapons," a week-long seminar in Washington D.C. this summer. Running from May 19 to 24, the seminar is focused on developing the next generation of arms control specialists and activists within...

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Call for Applications to Student Nuclear Disarmament Seminar in Washington D.C.

Students in new program bridge community health and justice in South Bend

As a student-athlete, Rebecca Nunge, a science preprofessional studies (pre-med) major with a minor in peace studies and a senior outside hitter on the University of Notre Dame volleyball team, has spent most of her summers on campus — taking classes and training with teammates. But it was only recently...

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Students in new program bridge community health and justice in South Bend

Madrasa Discourses Hosts Second Summer Intensive in Nepal

For the second summer in a row, students and faculty from the University of Notre Dame converged with madrasa (Islamic seminary) graduates from India and Pakistan for two weeks of intensive teaching and dialogue in Dhulikhel, Nepal (an hour outside of Kathmandu). Drawn by Notre Dame’s Madrasa Discourses project, the...

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Madrasa Discourses Hosts Second Summer Intensive in Nepal

Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2018!

The Kroc Institute recently celebrated the graduation of 37 graduating peace studies seniors who majored or minored in peace studies and four graduates of the peace studies doctoral dual degree program. 

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Congratulations, Peace Studies Class of 2018!