Seeing clearly during a pandemic

June 18, 2020

“Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis that we get to the real meaning […]

In The Media

The arc of racial injustice

June 17, 2020

William Collins Donahue, Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities and director of the Initiative for Global Europe at the Keough School of […]

In The Media

Implementation of Colombian peace agreement slowed in 2019

June 16, 2020

Research by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies was cited in an El Tiempo article about the Colombian peace agreement. “. . . between December 2018 […]

Two paths out of the pandemic in Central America: Repression or rights? 

June 16, 2020

A year ago, the media were directing our attention to caravans of Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans leaving their homes to trek to the United States. […]

Are we in this together?

June 10, 2020

In my daily neighborhood walks since the beginning of the pandemic, I commonly see signs proclaiming “we are all in this together.” In mid-March, as […]

Optimal economic policy during COVID-19

June 9, 2020

One of the questions students ask me is about the optimal economic policy response to the COVID-19 crisis across different countries. Speaking about optimality in […]

In The Media

The Trump administration thinks it can win an arms race. Time for a history lesson.

June 5, 2020

David Cortright, director of the Global Policy Initiative, writes about the arms race and the Cold War in a recent Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists […]

COVID-19 and our essential humanity: revealing what really matters

June 4, 2020

Perhaps the biggest obstacle to practicing integral human development is our tendency to forget the meaning of its central term: human. In the twenty-first century, […]

In The Media

My country, torn and on fire

June 3, 2020

In an op-ed for Frankfurter Allgemeine, Professor of the Humanities William Donahue writes about racial justice in America and raises the question, “What will my children […]

Intimate partner violence: COVID-19 and our collective, ongoing responsibility to families

June 2, 2020

“My husband won’t let me leave the house. He’s had flu-like symptoms and blames keeping me here [at home] on not wanting to infect others […]