George A. Lopez, director of policy studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will present a lecture titled “The Challenge of Catholic Peacemaking After September 11” at 7:30 p.m. June 6 (Thursday) at St. Rita Church in Dallas.p. Sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Dallas and the church, the event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow.p. Lopez, a professor of government and international studies at the University, also directs the undergraduate concentration in peace studies. A recipient of a Kaneb Award for outstanding undergraduate teaching, he is nationally known for his innovative approach to teaching peace studies and international relations.p. In his research, Lopez focuses on human rights problems and economic sanctions. He is the coauthor of “The Sanctions Decade” and the coeditor of the recently published “Smart Sanctions,” two books that have had a substantial impact on UN discussions of sanctions reform. He also is the current chair of the board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the organization that regulates the “Doomsday Clock.”p. Lopez’s lecture is a presentation of the Notre Dame Alumni Association’s Hesburgh Alumni Lecture Series. Offered each year through Notre Dame’s network of more than 200 alumni clubs, the Hesburgh Lectures are delivered by Notre Dame faculty members nominated by their colleagues and the deans of the University’s colleges and law school. The series is named for Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame.