Peace in the Time of a Pandemic: Video Shorts


Location: Virtual

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In the midst of the ongoing global pandemic, how are efforts to build peace and address the causes of violent conflict and injustice impacted?

Throughout the summer, join faculty members and graduate students from the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies for weekly video conversations related to the COVID-19 crisis, current events, and peace studies. 

New video shorts will be released each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. EDT (3:00 p.m. GMT). You can watch them on the Kroc Institute’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, and on the Kroc Institute website at 

Upcoming conversations: 

June 3: The Impact of Coronavirus on Ramadan 2020

Featuring Professor of Islamic Studies Ebrahim Moosa with Madrasa Discourses participants Sumera Saleem (Pakistan) and Saiful Hadi (India)

June 10: COVID-19 and the Global Refugee Crisis

Featuring Kroc Institute Executive Director Erin Corcoran and Bill Frelick, Director of Human Rights Watch

June 17: AI, Early Warnings, and Political Instability in the COVID-19 Era

Featuring Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies Ernesto Verdeja and Kroc Institute Faculty Fellow Walter Scheirer

June 24: How to Support Children and Families during a Pandemic

Featuring Kroc Institute Faculty Fellow Darcia Narvaez and Kroc Institute Doctoral Student in Psychology and Peace Studies Mary Tarsha 

July schedule is forthcoming and will be announced here as available. 

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