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People-to-people diplomacy efforts to address the longstanding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Liberation theology that addresses U.S. immigrant detention and deportation policies. Cross-border trade and efforts to build resilience and well-being at the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The impact of environmental violence in everyday life.
This list represents a small sample of the critical issues that doctoral students are researching at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
The Kroc Institute’s groundbreaking Ph.D. program empowers students to become outstanding scholars and teachers who are making important contributions to a growing body of peacebuilding knowledge and practice with the goal of addressing violence and alleviating human suffering.
Graduates of the Ph.D. program are fully trained, professionalized, and marketable in the multidisciplinary field of peace studies, as well as one of six traditional disciplines in the humanities and social sciences: anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or theology.
During their time at Notre Dame, students are equipped for a wide variety of scholarly, teaching, and professional positions, including:
- Interdisciplinary academic positions;
- Positions requiring expertise in the peace and conflict subfields of anthropology, history, political science, psychology, sociology, or theology; and
- Scholar-practitioner roles in intergovernmental, governmental, or nongovernmental organizations.
Full funding is available for all students accepted to the program. All applications must be completed by December 15, 2019.
Questions about the program? Email Kevin Vaughn, assistant director for doctoral studies, at [email protected].