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Peace Accords Matrix Policy Briefs: Author Roundtable Part 2

Peace Accords Matrix Policy Briefs: Author Roundtable Part 2

September 12, 2022

This is the second of two podcast conversations with authors of policy briefs in the newest collection published by the Kroc Institute's Peace Accords Matrix. The briefs address content and process-related issues in peace agreement design, especially regarding inclusion of citizens’ rights.

In this episode, Josefina Echavarría, director of the Peace Accords Matrix and associate professor of the practice, hosts a conversation with policy brief authors Cécile Mouly, research professor at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Ecuador, and coordinator of the Research Group on Peace and Conflict, and Luis Peña, Visiting Research Fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Vice President of the International Association of Reconciliation Studies.

You can read all policy briefs at peaceaccords.nd.edu/policy.

Peace Accords Matrix Policy Briefs: Author Roundtable

Peace Accords Matrix Policy Briefs: Author Roundtable

August 18, 2022

This is the first of two podcast conversations with authors of policy briefs in the newest collection published by the Kroc Institute's Peace Accords Matrix. The briefs address content and process-related issues in peace agreement design, especially regarding inclusion of citizens’ rights.

In this episode, Josefina Echavarría, director of the Peace Accords Matrix and associate professor of the practice, hosts a conversation with policy brief authors Felipe Roa-Clavijo, assistant professor in the School of Government at the Universidad de Los Andes, Rebecca Gindele, consultant on women’s rights and local peacebuilding issues in Colombia, and Sally Sharif, a post-doctoral research associate at the Kroc Institute.

You can read all policy briefs at peaceaccords.nd.edu/policy.

Activism for LGBTQ Inclusion on the Notre Dame Campus

Activism for LGBTQ Inclusion on the Notre Dame Campus

July 27, 2022

Marty Kennedy, a 2022 graduate of the undergraduate program in peace studies, talks with peace studies alums and current students about the history and present state of both activism and scholarship for the inclusion of LGBTQ persons on the University of Notre Dame campus.

Guests include Alex Coccia (B.A. '14), Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington, D.C.; Connor Hayes (B.A. '16), Legal Fellow with the ACLU of Pennsylvania; and Flora Tang (B.A. '18), Ph.D. student in peace studies and theology.

Peace Policy Spotlight: Youth Peace Provokers in Colombia

Peace Policy Spotlight: Youth Peace Provokers in Colombia

July 13, 2022
This is one of three episodes dedicated to conversations with the authors of recent Peace Policy articles focusing on the importance of including youth in peacebuilding efforts throughout the U.S. and around the world. Cat Bolten, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute, is the guest editor for this issue of Peace Policy.

This episode features a conversation between Angie Lederach (Ph.D. '20), and Naun Alvarez Gonzalez, a leader of the Youth Peace Provokers movement in Montes de Maria, Colombia. You can also read their full article at peacepolicy.nd.edu.

Please note that a Spanish version of this episode is also available.

 
A note from Angie and Naun: "This conversation was recorded prior to the recent presidential elections in Colombia. We write today from Camarón, where the election of Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez, who ran on a platform committed to peace, has generated a sense of hope and opportunity for the people of Naún's community. We hope that what they have promised on paper will be put into practice as they take office in August."
A Conversation with Shaul Magid and Friends on Meir Kahane and Political Theology

A Conversation with Shaul Magid and Friends on Meir Kahane and Political Theology

July 7, 2022
In this episode, Kroc Institute faculty member Atalia Omer, Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies, convenes a conversation with several religious studies scholars on the impact of Shaul Magid's book, Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical. Magid is Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. The speakers in this episode presented a similar conversation during the 2021 American Academy of Religion meeting, and their remarks will also be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Religious Ethics
 
Discussants in this episode include Yaniv Feller, Jeremy Zwelling Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Assistant Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University; Emily Filler, Assistant Professor in the Study of Judaism at Washington and Lee University, and co-editor of the Journal of Jewish Ethics; Susannah Heschel, Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, where she chairs the Jewish Studies Program; and Robert A. Orsi, Professor of Religious Studies, History, and American Studies at Northwestern University, where he holds the Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies.
Sexto Informe del Instituto Kroc sobre la Implementación del Acuerdo de Paz en Colombia

Sexto Informe del Instituto Kroc sobre la Implementación del Acuerdo de Paz en Colombia

June 8, 2022

Cinco años después de la firma del Acuerdo Final de 2016 entre el gobierno colombiano y las ex FARC-EP, la implementación no se ha detenido, a pesar de enfrentar numerosos obstáculos. Un nuevo informe de la Iniciativa Barómetro de la Matriz de Acuerdos de Paz (PAM) del Instituto Kroc para Estudios Internacionales de la Paz presenta el estado actual de la implementación del acuerdo de paz.

Este episodio presenta una discusión entre los miembros del equipo de la Iniciativa del Barómetro de la Matriz de los Acuerdos de Paz que destaca los avances y desafíos clave presentados en este informe.

Lea el informe completo en go.nd.edu/InformesKrocCol.

The Kroc Institute’s Sixth Report on Colombian Peace Accord Implementation

The Kroc Institute’s Sixth Report on Colombian Peace Accord Implementation

June 8, 2022

Five years after the signing of the 2016 Final Agreement between the Colombian government and the former FARC-EP, implementation has not stopped, despite facing numerous obstacles. A new report from the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) Barometer Initiative at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies presents the current status of peace accord implementation.

This episode features a discussion among members of the Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative team highlighting the key advances and challenges presented in this report.

Read the full report at go.nd.edu/KrocColombiaReports.

Peace Policy Spotlight: Women and Peacebuilding

Peace Policy Spotlight: Women and Peacebuilding

May 25, 2022

In this episode, Atalia Omer, Professor of Religion, Conflict and Peace Studies, and one of the guest editors of the most recent issue of Peace Policy focused on the particular role of women in global peacebuilding efforts, talks with authors of all the pieces in this issue.

Guests include Peace Policy co-editor, Ruth Carmi, current Ph.D. student in peace studies and sociology; Linda Quiquivix, a popular educator of Mayan roots who saves seeds, loves books, and makes art; Sarah Ihmoud, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts; and Katherine Marshall, a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

Read all articles in this issue at peacepolicy.nd.edu.

A Conversation with Co-Editors of Wicked Problems: The Ethics of Action for Peace, Rights, and Justice

A Conversation with Co-Editors of Wicked Problems: The Ethics of Action for Peace, Rights, and Justice

May 23, 2022

In this episode, co-editors Associate Professor Ernesto Verdeja, Douglas Irvin-Erickson, Assistant Professor at George Mason University, and Austin Choi Fitzpatrick, University Professor, at the University of San Diego discuss their new book, Wicked Problems: The Ethics of Action for Peace, Rights, and Justice.

"Wicked Problems" argues that the field of peacebuilding and conflict transformation needs a stronger and more practical sense of its ethical obligations. Contributors in this book examine the trade-offs, dilemmas, and compromises they encounter in their daily work with peacebuilding and justice.

To learn more and purchase a copy of the book, go to go.nd.edu/WickedProblemsPod and use code "ASFLYQ6" for 30% off your purchase.

Peace Policy Spotlight: Youth Leading Peacebuilding Efforts in Indianapolis

Peace Policy Spotlight: Youth Leading Peacebuilding Efforts in Indianapolis

May 9, 2022

This is one of three episodes dedicated to conversations with the authors of recent Peace Policy articles focusing on the importance of including youth in peacebuilding efforts throughout the U.S. and around the world. Cat Bolten, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute, is the guest editor for this issue of Peace Policy.

This episode features a conversation between Siobhán McEvoy-Levy, Professor of Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies at Butler University and Director of the Desmond Tutu Peace Lab, and her co-authors, Cambria C. Khayat, a senior undergraduate student at Butler University, and Julio Trujillo, a first year Children’s Law Fellow at Loyola Law School, Chicago, and a 2021 graduate of Butler University.

Read all articles at peacepolicy.nd.edu. 

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