University of Notre Dame
Kroc Institutde for International Peace Studies

Peacebuilding

Youth and Sustainable Peace

Youth and Sustainable Peace

Youth are key to creating sustainable peace, a just peace that is locally self-renewing, because they have roles, needs, and ideas that shape communities and cultures and they are uniquely-positioned change agents. As liminal actors connected to childhood and...

Youth Provoking Peace: Lessons From Colombia

Youth Provoking Peace: Lessons From Colombia

Recent scholarship has demonstrated that youth are not mere subjects of policy interventions, but vital actors in peacebuilding. I place this finding as the central starting point for peace research with youth in Colombia. For nearly a decade I have engaged in...

The Security Council Must Act!

The Security Council Must Act!

Peter Wallensteen Peter Wallensteen is Richard G. Starmann Sr. Research Professor at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Senior Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Sweden’s Uppsala University. His most recent research...

The United Nations at 70

The United Nations at 70

Robert Johansen Robert Johansen is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He specializes in issues of international ethics and global governance, the United Nations, and peace and world order...

The U.S. Role in Building Peace in Sudan

The U.S. Role in Building Peace in Sudan

Peter Quaranto The United States has been actively engaged in seeking to prevent a return of North-South war in Sudan. The U.S. worked with international partners to assure that the Southern Sudan referendum in January was on time and peaceful and that the results...

Notre Dame Stands with Sudan

Notre Dame Stands with Sudan

Kevin Dugan and Patrick McCormick Last fall a delegation representing the Sudan Conference of Catholic Bishops visited the University of Notre Dame to reach out to the Catholic community in the United States. They came to seek help in assuring a peaceful outcome for...