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.
The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize and Hunger as a Barrier to Peace
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.
Global Interreligious Peacebuilding
Professor Atalia Omer moderates a conversation highlighting the successes and challenges of interreligious peacebuilding around the world. Guests include Nell Bolton, a 2003 graduate of the Kroc Institute’s Master’s program who now works as the Senior Technical Advisor for Justice and Peacebuilding with Catholic Relief Services; Rashied Omar, a 2001 Master’s alumni and Research Scholar of Islamic Studies and Peacebuilding here at Notre Dame; and Hippolyt Pul, Executive Director at the Institute of Peace and Development in Ghana.This episode was recorded at the November 2019 Building Sustainable Peace conference.
International Law and the Arts
Mary Ellen O'Connell, Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, talks with Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, talk about how the arts can impact international law and efforts to reduce violence around the world.This is the fourth and final episode in a series focused on different themes emerging in O'Connell's 2019 book, The Art of Law in the International Community. Previous episodes focused on nonviolent resistance and international law, featuring Maria Stephan; legal arguments for prohibition of force, featuring Samuel Moyn; and peace studies and the art of law, featuring George Lopez.
A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
This episode is a recording of an August 20, 2020, event hosted by the Kroc Institute. It features Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, and Dr. David Anderson Hooker, associate professor of the practice of conflict transformation and peacebuilding, discussing race, higher education, and movements for justice.
Alumni Spotlight: Tona Boyd on the Justice in Policing Act
Featuring Erin Corcoran, Kroc Institute Executive Director, and Tona Boyd, a 2003 Notre Dame graduate and peace studies alum who is now working as chief counsel to Senator Cory Booker on the Senate Judiciary Committee. They talk about where studying peace can take you and Tona's work on the recent Justice in Policing Act. Tona is speaking in her capacity as a Notre Dame alum, and not in her formal role as chief counsel.
Resilience in the Face of a Global Pandemic
Associate Professor Laura Miller-Graff talks with Kroc Institute alumni and resilience experts Katie Mansfield (M.A. '08) and Lisa McKay (M.A. '03) about strategies for cultivating resilience during long-term movements for justice and in the face of a global pandemic.