June 25, 2010,
More than 60 faculty from 19 colleges, universities and other organizations traveled to the University of Notre Dame last week to attend the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies’ second annual Summer Institute for faculty, “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century.”
The week-long institute, held June 13 to 18, was created in response to growing interest in peace studies at the college and university level. Participants came from Notre Dame and other institutions in the United States, Colombia and Israel, including: Abilene Christian University, Arizona State University, Austin Community College, Caribbean Citizens’ Reconciliation Commission, Coastal Carolina University, College of the Holy Cross, Marquette University, Norwalk Community College, Nyack College, Oklahoma City University, Portland Community College, St. Norbert College, United States Institute of Peace, University of Haifa, University of Louisville, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and Valencia Community College.
The Summer Institute was created to guide teams of faculty seeking to launch or expand peace studies programs. George A. Lopez, an internationally recognized authority on peace studies program development, led the institute, along with about a dozen faculty and staff from the Kroc Institute.
June 15, 2010,
Though the recent collapse of the Greek financial system shook the European Union, that financial crisis was only a symptom of a much deeper issue, according to University of Notre Dame political scientist Sebastian Rosato, author of Europe United: Power Politics and the Making of the European Community (Cornell University Press, 2011).