Hannah Heinzekehr | March 8, 2020
The Notre Dame Student Peace Conference, endowed by Joan B. Kroc and sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, is an annual gathering organized by students and for students. Its mission is to provide space for graduate and undergraduate students from all colleges and universities to dialogue about peacebuilding, social justice and conflict transformation. Each year, the event draws hundreds of students from across North America and around the world.
This year’s conference will focus on the theme, “2020 Visions: Where Do We Go From Here?” It will take place April 3-4 at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies on the University of Notre Dame campus.
Notre Dame senior Maria Rossi, a psychology major with a supplementary major in peace studies, and junior Mitchell Larson, an economics and applied and computational math and statistics major with a minor in peace studies, are serving as co-chairs of the conference planning committee. Both are members of the Glynn Family Honors program.
Here they reflect on their hopes for the conference, the importance of peace studies and what they are learning through the conference planning process.
Read more here.