The Kroc Cast: Peace Studies Conversations
Peace Policy Spotlight: Migration, The Rights of the Child, and Climate Change

Peace Policy Spotlight: Migration, The Rights of the Child, and Climate Change

April 1, 2021

Erin Corcoran, executive director of the Kroc Institute and associate teaching professor at the Keough School, talks with the authors from the latest issue of "Peace Policy," a quarterly publication of the Kroc Institute that offers research-based insights, commentary, and solutions to the global challenge of violent conflict. The latest issue focuses on issues related to U.S. immigration and refugee policies, especially at the southern border.

Guest authors and podcast guests include Kristina Campbell, Professor of Law at the David A. Clarke School of Law, part of the University of the District of Columbia and a 2002 alumna of Notre Dame Law School; and Elizabeth Keyes, Associate Professor of Law at the Immigrant Rights Clinic, part of the University of Baltimore.

Read the full episode of Peace Policy at peacepolicy.nd.edu

Peace Accords Matrix Team Releases First Report on the Status of Implementation for the Ethnic Chapter in Colombia’s 2016 Final Peace Agreement

Peace Accords Matrix Team Releases First Report on the Status of Implementation for the Ethnic Chapter in Colombia’s 2016 Final Peace Agreement

March 17, 2021

The Peace Accords Matrix Program (PAM), part of the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has released its first report monitoring the implementation of 80 stipulations within the 2016 Colombian Peace Agreement related to ethnic communities across the country. In this episode, members of the team discuss the report's findings.

Read the full report at https://go.nd.edu/EthnicReport2021

AI, Social Media, and Mass Violence Prevention

AI, Social Media, and Mass Violence Prevention

February 24, 2021

Ernesto Verdeja, associate professor of political science and peace studies, talks with faculty fellow Walter Scheirer and postdoctoral research associate Michael Yankoski (Ph.D. '20) about their new project using new Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for analyzing manipulated political memes on social media, an important source of disinformation and a contributor to political instability. Learn more about the project at go.nd.edu/AIandPoliticalViolence.

Where Next for Myanmar?

Where Next for Myanmar?

February 24, 2021

This episode includes audio from a February 9, 2021, event entitled “Where Next for Myanmar?” This event was presented by the Keough School, the Kroc Institute and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Speakers include Caroline Hughes, the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Chair in Peace Studies; Ingrid Jordt, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Tharaphi Than, Associate Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Northern Illinois University; and Michel Hockx, Director, Liu Institute.

AI, Social Media, and Mass Violence Prevention

AI, Social Media, and Mass Violence Prevention

February 15, 2021

Ernesto Verdeja, associate professor of political science and peace studies, talks with faculty fellow Walter Scheirer and recent Ph.D. graduate Michael Yankoski about their new project using new Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for analyzing manipulated political memes on social media, an important source of disinformation and a contributor to political instability. Learn more about the project at go.nd.edu/AIandPoliticalViolence. 

A Conversation with Alisher Khamidov (M.A. ‘02)

A Conversation with Alisher Khamidov (M.A. ‘02)

February 8, 2021

George Lopez, the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies, talks with alum Alisher Khamidov (M.A. '02). Most recently, Alisher was at the University of Notre Dame during fall 2020 as the first alumni visiting research fellow. His career path since graduating with a Kroc master’s degree in 2002 has been wide-ranging. Alisher completed a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, worked as a journalist, studied the impact of Muslim migrants in northern England as a po…

A Conversation with the Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Planners

A Conversation with the Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Planners

January 11, 2021

Anna Van Overberghe, Kroc Institute Assistant Director for Academic Administration and Undergraduate Studies, sits down for a conversation with the four students taking the lead on planning for the 2021 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, which will take place virtually from April 15-17, 2021. The planners include Oneile “Gorata” Baitlotli ('21), Grace Conroy ('22), Nicholas Clarizio ('22), and Conal Fagan ('21). Learn more about the conference at go.nd.edu/NDPeaceCon

The Colbri Center and the Search for Missing Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Colbri Center and the Search for Missing Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border

December 12, 2020

Current Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies student Cristian Sáez Flórez interviews Mirza Monterroso and Isabella Fassi, staff members at the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, where Cristian has been completing his six-month peacebuilding internship. The Colibrí Center works to create a safe, humane, and effective process for help families of missing migrants to find answers.

Nicholas Haysom on International Mediation

Nicholas Haysom on International Mediation

December 1, 2020

Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program director and professor of the practice of mediation, talks with Nicholas Haysom about his role as a mediator and lessons he's learned from mediating an end to high profile violent conflicts. Haysom is a South African lawyer, diplomat, and has served in a variety of roles for the United Nations. He currently holds the title of United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize and Hunger as a Barrier to Peace

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize and Hunger as a Barrier to Peace

November 5, 2020

Anne Hayner, Associate Director for Alumni Relations, leads a discussion on the significance of year’s Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the United Nations World Food Programme. She is joined by Peter Wallensteen, Professor Emeritus at the Kroc Institute and Senior Professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Sweden, and Denis Okello, a 2007 alum of the Kroc Institute’s Master’s in International Peace Studies and Communications Officer at FINCA International in Washington, D.C. 

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