The Kroc Cast: Peace Studies Conversations
The Peace Process and the Pandemic in South Sudan

The Peace Process and the Pandemic in South Sudan

June 26, 2020

This episode is part of a series examining the mutual impacts between the COVID-19 pandemic and Catholic peacebuilding, and focuses on the way the pandemic is affecting the peace process in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, and the role of the Catholic community in that process. A conversation between Former Ambassador Susan Page, Fr. James Oyet Latansio, and Andrea Bartoli, produced in partnership with the Catholic Peacebuilding Network.

Tres años después de la firma del Acuerdo Final en Colombia: hacia la transformación territorial

Tres años después de la firma del Acuerdo Final en Colombia: hacia la transformación territorial

June 18, 2020

El equipo de la Iniciativa del Barómetro, parte del Proyecto Matriz de Acuerdos de Paz del Instituto Kroc, está proporcionando monitoreo en tiempo real del proceso de implementación del acuerdo de paz colombiano. El equipo acaba de publicar su cuarto informe exhaustivo sobre el estado de implementación y analizar los principales hallazgos del informe.

Encuentre aquí el informe completo: https://peaceaccords.nd.edu/cuartoinforme

Three Years After the Signing of the Final Agreement in Colombia: Moving Toward Territorial Transformation

Three Years After the Signing of the Final Agreement in Colombia: Moving Toward Territorial Transformation

June 18, 2020

The Barometer Initiative team, part of the Kroc Institute's Peace Accords Matrix Project, is providing real-time monitoring of the Colombian peace accord implementation process. The team just released their fourth comprehensive report on the status of implementation, and discuss the report's main findings.

Read the full report at peaceaccords.nd.edu/fourthreport. 

Iran and U.S. Relations Two Years after Withdrawal from the JCPOA

Iran and U.S. Relations Two Years after Withdrawal from the JCPOA

May 8, 2020

Mahan Mirza, Executive Director of the Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion and Kroc Institute Teaching Faculty, talks with Professor Emeritus George Lopez and Kroc Institute Faculty Fellow Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, about U.S. and Iran relations two years after the U.S. withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (or Iran Nuclear Deal).

The Pandemic and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

The Pandemic and Peacebuilding: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa

May 1, 2020

Kroc Institute Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding David Anderson Hooker, talks with Catholic Peacebuilding Network partners Jean-Baptiste Talla, Nell Bolton, and Fr. Rigobert Minani about the current coronavirus pandemic and its impact on peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Ethics Debate: Is Organ Donation Permitted in Islam?

The Ethics Debate: Is Organ Donation Permitted in Islam?

April 24, 2020

Patient advocate Najah Bazzy (Zaman International), treating clinician Hasan Shanawani (Veterans Administration National Center for Patient Safety), Aasim Padela (University of Chicago), Robert Tappan (Towson University), and Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason University), with moderator Ehsan Masood debate organ donation in light of Islamic tradition. A podcast from the Science and the Human Person working group.

Out of the Lab: The Place of Ethics in Gene Editing Regulation

Out of the Lab: The Place of Ethics in Gene Editing Regulation

April 23, 2020

What do religious scholars and ethicists have to say about the process of gene editing? What worries them? Listen in to the conversation with panelists Deborah Blum (MIT), Michael Fitzgerald (Boston Globe), Aline Kalbian (Florida State University), Ebrahim Moosa (University of Notre Dame), and Adil Najam (Boston University) and expert witnesses Maura Ryan (University of Notre Dame), Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason University), Robert Tappan (Towson University), and Andrea Vicini (Boston C…

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.