David Cortright


O111 Hesburgh Center For International Studies
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Director of Policy Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

  • Nonviolent social change
  • Nuclear disarmament
  • The use of multilateral sanctions and incentives as tools of international peacemaking
  • Nonviolent social change



Cortright’s Latest News

Cortright in the News

US retreat from Iraq: Will France and Europe etc fill in the vacuum?

David Cortright discusses the future of Iraq.

To end war in Afghanistan, Taliban demand Afghan president’s removal

Madhav Joshi is associate director of the PAM project, which has the mandate to monitor the 2016 Colombian Final Agreement and is partly funded by the US State Department, the European Union, the Humanity United, and the UN's Multi-Partner Trust Fund. David Cortright has raised funds from the US State Department for the Kroc Institute project monitoring the Colombia peace agreement. He is active with the NGO Win Without War, which conducts policy advocacy on progressive foreign policy issues.

Experts: U.S. pullout plan in Afghanistan does not address civilians' needs

"The U.S. policy has had diminishing returns and has not been able to achieve any significant goal over the last decade or more. The goal was to create a more secure, stable Afghanistan and that certainly has not happened," said David Cortright, director of the Global Policy Initiative at the University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs.