Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies

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About: Founded in 1986 through a generous gift from Mrs. Joan B. Kroc, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame conducts research, education, and outreach programs on the causes of violence and the conditions for sustainable peace.

The institute’s research agenda focuses on the religious and ethnic dimensions of conflict and peacebuilding; the ethics of the use of force; and the peacemaking role of international norms, policies and institutions, including a focus on economic sanctions and enforcement of human rights. In addition to individual research by faculty in a wide range of disciplines, the institute organizes collaborative research projects on these themes.

The institute’s unique M.A. program equips scholar-practitioners with theoretical and practical skills needed for diverse careers in peacebuilding. Inspired by the vision of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh CSC, President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, the program attracts students from around the world to study peacemaking while building cross-cultural understanding among themselves. The institute also offers an innovative undergraduate supplementary major and interdisciplinary minor in peace studies which focus on the conditions needed for a just and peaceful world order.

The institute reaches out to national and international communities through media commentary, online and print publications, and workshops for non-governmental and religious organizations. Kroc Institute faculty also contribute to both international policy discussions and peacebuilding practice through their various professional roles and responsibilities in international organizations in the private and public sectors.

The institute’s programs are conducted by core faculty and staff, and by faculty fellows representing more than a dozen departments and professional schools at Notre Dame.

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