January 10, 2008

Peace Studies Doctorate offered at Notre Dame


The University of Notre Dame has established a doctoral program in peace studies in its Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. One of the few of its kind in the world, the program is a partnership between the institute and the departments of history, political science, psychology and sociology. It will admit its first students this fall.


“This new program responds to the acute need for more rigorous interdisciplinary study of peace and war,” said Robert C. Johansen, director of doctoral studies at the Kroc Institute. “By preparing leading scholars committed to finding solutions to the armed conflict and political violence that cause such horrendous human suffering worldwide, Notre Dame will set the agenda for path-breaking academic work in building peace.”
Johansen is a member of the Crest Manor Church of the Brethren and husband of Bethany Seminary President, Ruthann Johansen.