The Kroc Cast: Peace Studies Conversations
A Conversation with Nickolas Roth of the Stimson Center

A Conversation with Nickolas Roth of the Stimson Center

October 12, 2021

Sean Raming, current Kroc Institute Ph.D. in Peace Studies and History, talks with Nickolas Roth, director of the Stimson Center’s Nuclear Security Program and International Nuclear Security Forum, about current conversations about nuclear weapons, deterrence, disarmament, and arms control.

This episode was co-sponsored by the Catholic Peacebuilding Network and is part of their efforts as part of the Project on Revitalizing Catholic Engagement on Nuclear Disarmament. You can learn more about this work at cpn.nd.edu/nuclear-disarmament.

Reflecting on the Kroc Institute‘s Response to 9/11 Twenty Years Later

Reflecting on the Kroc Institute‘s Response to 9/11 Twenty Years Later

September 10, 2021

It’s hard to believe that the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, took place nearly 20 years ago. As they did for so many people and organizations around the world, the events of that day had a profound impact on the Kroc Institute and how it thought about its role as a global hub for peace studies.

In this episode, Erin Corcoran sits down with George Lopez, Rashied Omar, and Gerard Powers to discuss the ways the Kroc Institute responded to 9/11 and the ways the events of that day indelibly changed the Institute.

Peace Policy Spotlight: Global Counterterrorism Efforts on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Peace Policy Spotlight: Global Counterterrorism Efforts on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 2, 2021

The bitter irony of the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks makes a re-evaluation of U.S. and global counterterrorism policy more urgent than ever. The latest issue of Peace Policy offers perspectives toward that end with essays by Alistair Millar and David Cortright on guidelines for more effective multilateral cooperation against global terrorism, by Lisa Schirch on peacebuilding principles for preventing violent extremism, and by Naureen Chowdhury Fink on the benefits and challenges of incorporating gender perspectives.

In this podcast, David Cortright moderates a lively conversation among the authors. Read the full issue at peacepolicy.nd.edu.

Introducing the Accomplice Project

Introducing the Accomplice Project

August 13, 2021

Laurie Nathan, Director of the Mediation Program at the Kroc Institute talks with Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students and alumni who have been instrumental in creating the new Accomplice project and website. This site, supported by the Mediation Program, is an effort to elevate decolonial scholarship, conversations, and activism related to the University of Notre Dame.

Panelists include Fiana Arbab, Liam Maher, Josie Flanagan, and Jack Boland. Visit the Accomplice Project website at sites.nd.edu/accomplice-project.

Book Preview: Indonesian Pluralities

Book Preview: Indonesian Pluralities

June 23, 2021

Co-directors of the Contending Moderntities initiative, R. Scott Appleby, the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, and Atalia Omer, Professor of Religion, Conflict, and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute, talk with editors and authors of the new book, "Indonesian Pluralities: Islam, Citizenship, and Democracy," published by Notre Dame Press. Panelists include editors Zainal Abidin Bagir and Robert W. Hefner, and contributors Erica M. Larson and Alimatul Qibtiyah.

Decoloniality, Religion and Contending Modernities

Decoloniality, Religion and Contending Modernities

June 16, 2021

Josh Lupo, the Content Writer and Editor for the Contending Modernities Initiative and Classroom Coordinator for Madrasa Discourses, talks with Contending Modernities co-directors Atalia Omer and Ebrahim Moosa about the Inititaive’s focus on decoloniality.

Read all blog posts and articles in the decolonial thought series at contendingmodernities.nd.edu.

Peace Policy Spotlight: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement 50 Years Later

Peace Policy Spotlight: Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement 50 Years Later

June 11, 2021

David Cortright, Director of the Global Policy Initiative and Special Advisor for Policy Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, and Professor Emeritus of the Practice at the Kroc Institute, 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 the legacy of the Vietnam antiwar movement, especially among service people, and its legacy for social and antiwar movements today.

Guest authors and podcast guests include Dana Moss, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame and a Faculty Fellow at the Kroc Institute, and Chuck Searcy, an International Advisor with Project RENEW. He is also Co-Chair of the NGO Agent Orange Working Group in Vietnam.

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

Resistance and Collective Security: A View from Montes de María

Resistance and Collective Security: A View from Montes de María

June 1, 2021

John Paul Lederach, professor emeritus of international peacebuilding, moderates a conversatoin on the work to ensure security, rights and a peaceful society in Montes de Maria, Colombia. Panelists include Maria Lucia Zapata (M.A. '07), Director of the M.A. Program in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Javeriana University; Pablo Abitbol, professor of the new political economy, big history, and theories of democracy and development, Technological University of Bolivar; and Angie Lederach (Ph.D. '20), assistant professor of cultural anthropology, Creighton University.

To view the Montes de Maria region on a map, visit https://go.nd.edu/MontesdeMaria.

Read some statements from Montes de Maria that were mentioned during the podcast conversations. 

Resistencia y protección colectiva: aprendizajes de líderes sociales en los Montes de María, Colombia

Resistencia y protección colectiva: aprendizajes de líderes sociales en los Montes de María, Colombia

June 1, 2021

John Paul Lederach, profesor emérito de construcción de paz internacional, modera una conversación sobre el trabajo para garantizar la seguridad, los derechos y una sociedad pacífica en Montes de María, Colombia. Los panelistas incluyen a María Lucía Zapata (M.A. '07), Directora del Programa de Maestría en Estudios de Paz y Resolución de Conflictos, Universidad Javeriana; Pablo Abitbol, profesor de nueva economía política, gran historia y teorías de la democracia y el desarrollo, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar; Naún Álvarez González, Representante de los Jóvenes Provocadores de Paz de la Alta Montaña y del Proceso Pacífico de Reconciliación e Integración de la Alta Montaña y miembro del Espacio Regional de Construcción de Paz; y con apoyo de Angie Lederach (Ph.D. '20), profesora asistente de antropología cultural, Creighton University.

Para ver la región de Montes de María en un mapa, visite https://go.nd.edu/MontesdeMaria.

Lea algunas declaraciones de Montes de María mencionadas durante las conversaciones del podcast.

 
The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation

The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation

May 26, 2021

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 fifth comprehensive report on the status of implementation, and discuss the report's main findings.

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

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