Student Peace Conference to highlight research

Author: Renée LaReau

Cara O'Connor-Combee, left, and Anna Boarini are chairs of the 2013 Student Peace Conference Cara O’Connor-Combee, left, and Anna Boarini, chairs of the 2013 Student Peace Conference

Registration is now open for the University of Notre Dame’s 2013 Student Peace Conference, which will take place on April 5 and 6 (Friday and Saturday) at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies. Planned and organized by Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College peace studies undergraduates, the conference brings together undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and several other countries.

This year’s conference, “Fusion: Where Theory and Practice Meet,” explores the intersection of peace-building theory and practice in the modern world. Conference chairs are Saint Mary’s College students Anna Boarini, a history, political science and peace studies major; and Cara O’Connor-Combee, an economics and peace studies major.

The keynote address will be delivered by Katherine Marshall, a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, who leads the center’s Program on Religion and Global Development.

Notre Dame’s Student Peace Conference, sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, has taken place nearly every year since 1993. The conference is free for students and faculty, but preregistration is required. Funding for transportation and lodging is not available to participants or presenters, but meals are provided.

Registration is open until March 27 (Wednesday).

Contact: Anna Boarini or Cara O’Connor-Combee,