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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 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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United States

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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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English

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888-917-8793


Episodes

A Conversation with Nickolas Roth of the Stimson Center

10/12/2021
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...

Duration:00:23:23

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

9/10/2021
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...

Duration:00:45:16

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

9/2/2021
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...

Duration:00:42:47

Introducing the Accomplice Project

8/13/2021
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...

Duration:00:57:19

Book Preview: Indonesian Pluralities

6/23/2021
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.

Duration:01:01:31

Decoloniality, Religion and Contending Modernities

6/16/2021
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.

Duration:00:41:59

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

6/11/2021
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...

Duration:00:42:43

Resistance and Collective Security: A View from Montes de María

6/1/2021
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...

Duration:00:48:30

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

6/1/2021
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...

Duration:00:42:48

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

5/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:32:26

El Acuerdo Final de Colombia en tiempos del COVID-19: apropiación institucional y ciudadana como clave de la implementación

5/26/2021
El equipo de la Iniciativa del Barómetro, parte del Proyecto Matriz de Acuerdos de Paz del Instituto Kroc, está proporcionando monitoreo en tiempo real del proceso de implementación del acuerdo de paz colombiano. El equipo acaba de publicar su quinto informe exhaustivo sobre el estado de implementación y analizar los principales hallazgos del informe. Encuentre aquí el informe completo: go.nd.edu/QuintoInformeKroc. Un episodio en inglés se publicará más tarde el 26 de mayo.

Duration:00:31:25

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

4/1/2021
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...

Duration:00:29:45

Peace Accords Matrix Team Releases First Report on the Status of Implementation for the Ethnic Chapter in Colombia's 2016 Final Peace Agreement

3/17/2021
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.

Duration:00:24:04

AI, Social Media, and Mass Violence Prevention

2/24/2021
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.

Duration:00:33:59

Where Next for Myanmar?

2/24/2021
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...

Duration:00:48:18

AI, Social Media, and Mass Violence Prevention

2/15/2021
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.

Duration:00:33:59

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

2/8/2021
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…

Duration:00:21:32

A Conversation with the Notre Dame Student Peace Conference Planners

1/11/2021
Anna Van Overberghe, Kroc Institute Assistant Director for Academic Administration and Undergraduate Studies, sits down for a conversation with the four students taking the lead on planning for the 2021 Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, which will take place virtually from April 15-17, 2021. The planners include Oneile “Gorata” Baitlotli ('21), Grace Conroy ('22), Nicholas Clarizio ('22), and Conal Fagan ('21). Learn more about the conference at go.nd.edu/NDPeaceCon.

Duration:00:38:30

The Colbri Center and the Search for Missing Migrants at the U.S.-Mexico Border

12/12/2020
Current Master of Global Affairs, International Peace Studies student Cristian Sáez Flórez interviews Mirza Monterroso and Isabella Fassi, staff members at the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, where Cristian has been completing his six-month peacebuilding internship. The Colibrí Center works to create a safe, humane, and effective process for help families of missing migrants to find answers.

Duration:00:27:46

Nicholas Haysom on International Mediation

12/1/2020
Laurie Nathan, Mediation Program director and professor of the practice of mediation, talks with Nicholas Haysom about his role as a mediator and lessons he's learned from mediating an end to high profile violent conflicts. Haysom is a South African lawyer, diplomat, and has served in a variety of roles for the United Nations. He currently holds the title of United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan.

Duration:00:31:20