The Kroc Cast: Peace Studies Conversations
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. 

Peace Policy Spotlight: A Case for Focusing on Youth in Peacebuilding Efforts

Peace Policy Spotlight: A Case for Focusing on Youth in Peacebuilding Efforts

April 26, 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.

In this episode, Cat Bolten interviews Prashan de Visser, author of one of this issue's articles and founder of Global Unites, an organization that aims to inspire, connect and equip youth to transform global societies through movements promoting nonviolence and reconciliation. 

Read all the articles in this month's issue at peacepolicy.nd.edu. 

A Conversation with Min. Wais Barmak on the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

A Conversation with Min. Wais Barmak on the Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan

April 12, 2022

In today's episode, Lisa Schirch, the Richard G. Starmann, Sr. Professor of the Practice in Peace Studies, and Ray Offenheiser, the Director of the Pulte Institute for Global Development, former Afghan Minister of Interior Affairs Mr. Wais Barmak. Mr. Barmak has served in multiple cabinet level roles including Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development and Minister of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs in Afghanistan.

This episode is convened by the Afghan Peace and Development Research Program, a joint program of the Kroc and Pulte Institutes.

The Current Crisis Facing Afghan Women

The Current Crisis Facing Afghan Women

March 15, 2022

Malalai Habibi, 2019 Peace Studies alum and Program Officer at the International Civil Society Action Network, hosts a conversation on the realities on the ground for Afghan women after the takeover by the Taliban. Guests include Wazhma Frogh, Founder of the Afghan Women and Peace Studies Organization (WPSO) and Heather Barr, Associate Director of the Women's Rights Division at Human Rights Watch.

 

This is the second in a series of podcasts exploring the situation in Afghanistan following the events of August 2021. For more information on the Kroc Institute's Afghan Peace and Development Research Program, visit kroc.nd.edu/afghanistan.

Nuclear Politics and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Nuclear Politics and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

March 3, 2022

Erin Corcoran, executive director at the Kroc Institute and associate teaching professor at the Keough School of Global Affairs, talks with three Kroc Institute-connected analysts about an in-depth look at the nuclear concerns within the current conflict arising from the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Wednesday, February 23. Guests include George Lopez, the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies; Gerard Powers, Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies and Coordinator of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network and its Project on Revitalizing Catholic Engagement on Nuclear Disarmament; and Monica Montgomery, a 2019 Notre Dame peace studies alum who is now working as Research Analyst at the D.C.-based Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.

This episode was recorded at 1 p.m. EST on Monday, February 28. For more resources from the Kroc Institute on the war in Ukraine, visit kroc.nd.edu/ukraine

 

Peace Policy Spotlight: Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining

Peace Policy Spotlight: Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining

February 15, 2022

David Cortright, Professor Emeritus of the Practice at the Kroc Institute and Editor of the Kroc Institute’s Peace Policy publication sits down to talk with authors from the latest issue. This issue features reflections drawn from the new book, Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining: Integral Peace, Development, and Ecology published by Routledge in January.

Guests include one of the co-editors of the book and the Assistant Director of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, Caesar Montevecchio; Father Rigobert Minani, S.J., head of research for the Peace, Human Rights, Democracy, and Good Governance Department at the Centre d’Etude Pour l’Action Sociale in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and team leader for the Ecclesial Network of the Congo Basin Forest; and Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, and Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue.

You can read all articles from this issue at peacepolicy.nd.edu.

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