Education and Professional Development Programs

Country: South Africa, Israel, Philippines, Uganda Date Range: 1986 Project Lead: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies administers an undergraduate program in peace studies, a master's program that attracts students from around the globe, and a joint Ph.D. program in peace studies in partnership with the Notre Dame departments of anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, psychology, and theology. Master’s students complete an internship at fieldsites in Colombia, Uganda, the Philippines, South Africa, and Israel/Palestine.

The Kroc Institute’s Policy Studies Program translates academic research into policy-relevant analysis to address urgent international peace and security challenges. An online journal, Peace Policy, is distributed to thousands of peace analysts, policymakers, and practitioners around the world. Recent issues have addressed the peace process in South Sudan, nuclear nonproliferation, women and peacebuilding, civil-military relations, and the role of religion in international policy.

The Kroc Institute also hosts a wide range of public events, workshops, conferences, symposia, and lectures that feature Kroc faculty and visiting research fellows and other leading thinkers, peace researchers, and practitioners. The Institute also organizes a summer institute on peace studies program development for faculty from colleges and universities who wish to launch or strengthen a peace studies program. The Institute has organized a similar program in Thailand for faculty from universities in Thailand, the Philippines, Nepal and China.