Gerard Powers

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies

O307 Hesburgh Center For International Studies
Notre Dame, IN 46556
(574) 631-3765

Director, Catholic Peacebuilding Studies; Coordinator, Catholic Peacebuilding Network

  • Ethics of the use of force
  • Religion, conflict and peacebuilding
  • Ethics and U.S. foreign policy

Powers in the News

General Mark Milley had a predicament: Follow God’s orders or Trump’s?

Robert Latiff is a retired U.S. Air Force major general and an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame, researching emerging weapon and national security technologies, just war theory and law of armed conflict.... From a perspective of that tradition and the church’s position on the moral indefensibility of the use of nuclear weapons, any effort by Gen. Milley to thwart a possible nuclear strike was justified, said Gerard Powers, the director of Catholic peacebuilding studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

We're Perfecting Our Capacity For Human Destruction

As Gerard Powers, coordinator of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network and director of Catholic peacebuilding studies at the University of Notre Dame, wrote in a statement to Sojourners, “the nuclear signs of the times are as dire as ever.”