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Peace Studies is a multidisciplinary field of study and practice in service of addressing some of the world's most pressing problems and finding strategies for building sustainable peace. Join us at The Kroc Cast for peace studies conversations convened by the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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Peace Studies is a multidisciplinary field of study and practice in service of addressing some of the world's most pressing problems and finding strategies for building sustainable peace. Join us at The Kroc Cast for peace studies conversations convened by the University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

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

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

    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. 

    • 29 min
    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

    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

    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.

    • 33 min
    Where Next for Myanmar?

    Where Next for Myanmar?

    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.

    • 48 min
    AI, Social Media, and Mass Violence Prevention

    AI, Social Media, and Mass Violence Prevention

    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. 

    • 33 min
    A Conversation with Alisher Khamidov (M.A. '02)

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

    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…

    • 21 min

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