The Kroc Cast: Peace Studies Conversations
Alumni Spotlight: Ketty Anyeko and Lindsay McClain Opiyo

Alumni Spotlight: Ketty Anyeko and Lindsay McClain Opiyo

April 7, 2020

Kroc Institute Associate Director for Alumni Relations, Anne Hayner, talks with 2014 Kroc Institute Master's alums Ketty Anyeko, a current Ph.D. student at the University of British Colombia, and Lindsay McClain Opiyo, the director of development and partnerships for Generations for Peace in Washington, D.C. They discuss reparations and justice for women survivors of war in Uganda, youth and peacebuilding, and how they chose to study peace and where it's taken them.

The Coronavirus Crisis through Gender, Environmental, Anthropological and Indigenous Lenses

The Coronavirus Crisis through Gender, Environmental, Anthropological and Indigenous Lenses

April 1, 2020

Kroc Institute Director, Asher Kaufman, talks with Kroc Institute faculty members, researchers, and graduate students about aspects of the current Coronavirus crisis, including gender, environmental, anthropological and indigenous considerations.    

Teaching Peace in Active and Post-Conflict Zones

Teaching Peace in Active and Post-Conflict Zones

March 2, 2020

George Lopez talks with three other scholar-practitioners about how to teach peace studies in areas where there is active conflict or where conflict has just ended. This episode’s guests include Kroc Institute Visiting Research Fellow Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Fr. Elias Omondi Opongo, Director of the Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, and Fr. Matthew Pagan,Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University of South Sudan. 

Understanding the Madrasa Discourses Project

Understanding the Madrasa Discourses Project

February 17, 2020

Faculty members associated with the Madrasa Discourses project at the Kroc Institute discuss the program's unique efforts to engage madrasa scholars in conversations about religion, society and epistemology. Joshua Lupo, Madrasa Discourses classroom coordinator, moderates a conversation with Ebrahim Moosa, primary investigator for Madrasa Discourses, Mahan Mirza, Madrasa Discourses Advisor, Waris Mazhari, faculty member in India, and Ammar Khan Nasir, faculty member in Pakistan. The Madrasa Discourses project is part of the Contending Modernities initiative, which is a joint effort of the Kroc Institute and the Keough School of Global Affairs.

International Law, Nonviolent Resistance, Intervention, and the Right to Assist

International Law, Nonviolent Resistance, Intervention, and the Right to Assist

January 24, 2020

This episode is the third in a series of four episodes hosted by Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell focusing on themes laid out in her 2019 book, "The Art of Law in the International Community." Mary Ellen is the Robert & Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution. In this episode, she talks with Maria J. Stephan, director of the Program on Nonviolent Action at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Pop Culture, Youth, and Peacebuilding

Pop Culture, Youth, and Peacebuilding

January 14, 2020

Catherine Bolten, associate professor of anthropology and peace studies, sits down to talk with Siobhan McEvoy Levy, professor of political science and peace and conflict studies at Butler University. They discuss peace studies, pop culture, and the instrumental role of youth and young adults in building peace.

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and Ethiopian Peacebuilding

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and Ethiopian Peacebuilding

December 13, 2019

Kroc Institute Communications Program Director, Hannah Heinzekehr, talks with Peter Wallensteen, the Richard G. Starmann Sr. Research Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies, and Kroc Institute Visiting fellow Abba Hagos Hayish Fessuh about the recent awarding of the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed. They also discuss the history and current realities of the conflict at the Ethiopian and Eritrean border and challenges and opportunities facing peacebuilders in Ethiopia.

The 25th Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda and Healing Traumatic Memories

The 25th Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda and Healing Traumatic Memories

December 6, 2019

Notre Dame Professor of Theology and Peace Studies Fr. Emmanuel Katongole and Fr. Jean Baptiste Mvukiyehe discuss the genocide in Rwanda on its twenty-fifth anniversary, the process of healing from traumatic memories, and more. This episode is one of many conversations recorded during the Kroc Institute’s Building Sustainable Peace Conference in November 2019.

Nuclear Disarmament and Pope Francis’ Visit to Japan

Nuclear Disarmament and Pope Francis’ Visit to Japan

November 21, 2019

Kroc Institute Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies Jerry Powers sits down to talk with Professor Maryann Cusimano Love and Professor Tobias Winright about nuclear disarmament, the Catholic church, and what to expect during Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Tokyo, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki in Japan from November 23 through 26.

Mary Ellen O’Connell and Samuel Moyn on Legal Arguments for Prohibition of Force

Mary Ellen O’Connell and Samuel Moyn on Legal Arguments for Prohibition of Force

November 7, 2019

This episode is the second part of a four part conversation featuring Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell talking about themes emerging from her 2019 book, "The Art of Law in the International Community." O’Connell is the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute at Notre Dame. O’Connell is joined by Professor Samuel Moyn, the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of History at Yale Law School. They discuss the history of legal movements to prohibit the use of force and military aggression.