WIIS ND Team

Jesse James, Co-President

Jesse is a Ph.D. student in Political Science and Peace Studies, and is interested in indigenous legal traditions and international intervention. She holds a both a J.D. and an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. She is a member of the New York Bar.

Email: jrober15@nd.edu


Sarah Peters, Co-President
 
Sarah is a Ph.D. student in Political Science, focusing on international relations and comparative politics. She has a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her current research tries to understand how international trade and globalization may impact the likelihood of ethnic violence and civil war in less developed countries.

Email: speter10@nd.edu


Danielle Fulmer, Secretary

Danielle is a Ph.D. student in Sociology and Peace Studies, and is interested in gender and social change. She holds a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Juniata College. Her research will focus on changing gender norms and community-level responses to violence in societies experiencing violent conflict, particularly in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Email: dfulmer@nd.edu


Ji Hye Shin, Treasurer

Ji Hye is a Ph.D. student in Political Science. She holds an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and a B.A. in Political Science from Allegheny College. Her dissertation asks why postwar Western Europe and Northeast Asia have developed different types of regional institutional architectures and examines the role of great power politics in shaping institutional development.

Email: jshin2@nd.edu

Laura Weis, Kroc Liaison

Laura is a Ph.D candidate in History and Peace Studies.  She holds a B.A. in History and Sociology from Saint Louis University.  Her research focuses on the relationship between perceptions of Islam and U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War. 
 
Email: lweis@nd.edu