Scholarly & Instructional Activities

During the 2022-23 academic year, the Kroc Institute hosted or led a total of 48 events, offering a mix of in-person, virtual and hybrid options that attracted thousands of attendees from around the world. The Institute produced 10 episodes of The Kroc Cast; published 44 website articles; and thanks to the work and achievements of faculty, staff and students, garnered publicity in 395 media outlets ranging from consumer media to academic journals, published books, blogs, within the University of Notre Dame communications channels, and many others.

Scholarly and Instructional Activities, 2022-23 (alphabetical by last name):

Erin B. Corcoran:

  • Joined Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Jason Quinn, Roddy Brett, and Patrick McQuestion (Ph.D.), presenting at a two-day colloquium on peacebuilding at Yale University in November 2022.

  • Served as a panelist for the Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program's screening of the documentary Five Years North to speak on immigration advocacy in January 2023.

  • Returned to her alma mater, Montana State University, as the featured lecturer for this year's Shannon Weatherly Memorial Lecture on April 18, 2023, "Montana State alumna to lecture on refugee protection."

David Cortright:

  • Served as a participant for the post-film panel discussion of "The Hurt Locker" as part of the 2023 Notre Dame forum series, “War & Peace.”

  • Presented at the Mendoza College of Business' Ten Years Hence Lecture, "Global Governance and the War in Ukraine,” on March 24, 2023.

  • Gave a lecture on May 23, 2023 at the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation for the Foundation's staff and the Pax et Bellum Club at Uppsala University on his book, A Peaceful Superpower: Lessons from the World's Largest Antiwar Movement.

  • Gave a lecture on May 29, 2023 at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, "The global opposition to the Iraq War and its relation to the United Nations."

  • Gave remarks on "Intersectionality and Peacebuilding" for a webinar on June 7, 2023 with master's students and alumni of the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University.

  • Presented remarks and initial findings of research on sanctions and incentives for nonproliferation and disarmament on June 13, 2023 at Uppsala University, at the authors’ retreat for the forthcoming volume on the topic.

  • Presented the keynote address, "At the Crossroads: A Nuclear Reckoning," on June 15, 2023 at the Alva Myrdal Centre conference on nuclear disarmament.

Josefina Echavarría Alvarez:

  • Along with Jason Quinn, Erin B. Corcoran, Roddy Brett, and Patrick McQuestion (Ph.D.) organized, took part in and presented at a two-day colloquium on peacebuilding at Yale University in November 2022.

  • Participated in a panel discussion around Environmental Violence, Management and Peacebuilding as part of Drew Marcantonio's (Ph.D. '21) book launch, "Book Launch on Environmental Violence, Management and Peacebuilding."

  • Joined the Keough Naughton Institute for a panel discussion surrounding the Good Friday Agreement and the 25 years since Northern Ireland's historic accord, "Roundtable on the Good Friday Agreement” in April 2023.

Gary Goertz presented the paper, "Why have military coups virtually disappeared in the Americas?," at the University of Michigan on Dec. 2, 2022.

Madhav Joshi was a panelist as part of the 2023 South Asia Conference: Democracy, Rights and Development in May.

Emmanuel Katongole:

Asher Kaufman:

  • Presented a public lecture at the Druze Heritage Center in Israel, “Israeli Druze and the First Lebanon War (1982-2000)” on May 8, 2023.

  • Presented a public lecture at Haifa University, “The Withdrawal that Never Was: Revisiting the 1983 Israel-Lebanon Agreement and the Creation of the Security Zone,” on June 4, 2023.

  • Gave a public lecture at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon 1982-1985,” on June 13, 2023.

  • Gave a second public lecture at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, “Conflict and Cooperation at the Israel-Lebanon border, 1920-2022,” on June 15, 2023.

George A. Lopez:

  • Was a featured participant during the Indiana Council on World Affairs speakers series for the annual Great Decisions Session.

  • Served as co-convenor and principal of a conference in Wilton Park, UK entitled, "A New Code of Conduct: Taking Sanctions Reform Further to Advance Humanitarianism."

Josh Lupo and Kroc Institute Ph.D. student Khan Asfandyar Shairani were among many Notre Dame representatives attending the June 15, 2023 opening panel of the “Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding in Contemporary Crises” workshop in Rome. Held at the Italian parliament, the event was co-sponsored by the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Sant'Egidio, and the Institute for International Politics Studies.

Laura Miller-Graff was the keynote speaker for Goshen College's 24th annual Academic Symposium, "Students and faculty present research in annual Academic Symposium," held April 12, 2023.

Laurie Nathan:

  • Led seminars on "the art and science of mediation policy research" at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in Sweden in November 2022.

  • Ran a training workshop on crisis intervention for violence prevention officials of the City of South Bend in May 2023.

  • Led the annual Ph.D. course on international mediation in Oslo, Norway in June 2023. The course is co-organized by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Kroc Institute and four Ph.D. students from the Kroc Institute participated in the course.

  • Was the lead designer and trainer of the annual United Nations High Level Mediation Course in Montreux, Switzerland, that took place in June 2023. The course is hosted by the UN Mediation Support Unit, in partnership with the Swiss government.

  • Completed a policy research project commissioned by the European External Action Service in June 2023.

  • Presented a paper on 'mediation of intra-state ceasefires' at a seminar hosted by the United Nations Mediation Support Unit at UN Headquarters in New York.

  • Completed a year-long project on 'mediation strategy' with the Swiss government's Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

  • Participated in designing a research project on 'mediation in regionalized intra-state conflicts,' which received a seed grant of $100,000 from PRIO.

A. Rashied Omar:

  • Delivered a paper on Sept. 16, 2022, "Reconciliation: An Islamic Perspective," at the international conference, Getting to Reconciliation: A Comparative Perspective, at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia.

  • Participated in a panel discussion on March 1, 2023 on "New and Old Wars, New and Old Challenges," as part of the 2023 “War & Peace” forum at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Delivered a paper on May 17, 2023, "Towards an Islamic Theology of Nonviolence: Reflecting on the Engaged Sufism of Rabia Terri Harris," at a hybrid international conference, Pacifism and Nonviolence in Contemporary Islam, at the University of Manchester, UK.

Atalia Omer:

Gerard F. Powers:

Gwendolyn Purifoye:

Jason Quinn joined Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Erin B. Corcoran, Roddy Brett, and Patrick McQuestion (Ph.D.), presenting at a two-day colloquium on peacebuilding at Yale University in November 2022.

Lisa Schirch:

Presented “Using Tech to Scale Social Cohesion” at the Global Peacetech Hub conference in Florence, Italy on Nov. 21-22, 2022.

Ernesto Verdeja participated in a panel discussion of the movie "The Missing Picture" as part of the 2023 Notre Dame forum, "War & Peace” series.

Kathryn Vidrine served as a moderator of a Feb. 28, 2023 panel discussion hosted by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, "50 Years of Union: Celebrating Ireland in the EU: A Conversation on EU-IRE Relations Now."