Student conference to explore peacebuilding efforts since end of Cold War

Author: Renée LaReau

2014 Student Peace Conference

Registration is now open for the University of Notre Dame’s 2014 Student Peace Conference, which will take place March 28-29 (Friday-Saturday) at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

Organized by peace studies undergraduates at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College, the annual conference brings together undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and several other countries who share an academic interest in peace.

This year’s conference, “Building Peace: Integrating Two Decades of Progress,” will explore developments in peacebuilding efforts since the end of the Cold War. The keynote address will be delivered by Andrew Mack, director of the Human Security Report Project and a faculty member in the School of International Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Conference chairs for 2014 are Notre Dame seniors Ana Dionne-Lanier, a political science and peace studies major, and Jimmy DeFrieze, a pre-medical studies and peace studies major.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Registration is required and is now open at

Contact: Ana Dionne-Lanier or Jimmy DeFrieze,