Madhav Joshi

Research Professor, Peace Accords Matrix

Madhav Joshi

331 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-4679
Madhav.R.Joshi.6@nd.edu

Madhav Joshi

Research Professor, Peace Accords Matrix


Areas of expertise: Peace processes and peacebuilding; peace agreement design and implementation; post-civil war transition; peace duration; quality peace; Maoist insurgency in Nepal


Madhav Joshi is research professor and associate director of the Peace Accords Matrix (PAM) at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He oversees the data coding on the implementation of peace agreements worldwide for the PAM project and leads the research initiatives on peace agreement design, implementation, and post-implementation political and economic developments.

Joshi earned his PhD in comparative politics and research methodology from the University of North Texas in 2010. His research and teaching focus on civil wars, mediation, post-civil war democratization and democratic survival, peace duration and peacebuilding, quality peace, and the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. He has published on these topics in Social Science Research, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Peace Research, International Studies Quarterly, Democratization, Global Governance, and many other journals.

Joshi has authored and coauthored over 70 policy briefings to facilitate ongoing negotiations on issues related to peace accord contents and implementation challenges for the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (Philippines), Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal Transition to Peace, the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (Colombia), the United Nations Development Programme, and many civil society organizations involved in peace processes around the world.

Recent Work

1. Joshi, Madhav and Louise Olsson. 2021 “War Termination and Women’s Political Rights.” Social Science Research. 94(2)

2. Joshi, Madhav and Sophia Henn. Building a Network for Successful Peace Negotiations in Afghanistan: Social Network Analysis of the Afghan Peace Process. Notre Dame, IN: Peace Accords Matrix/Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies/Keough School for Global Affairs, 2021.

3. Joshi, MadhavAssessing Implementation of the 2020 US-Taliban Peace Accord. Notre Dame, IN: Keough School of Global Affairs, 2021.

News: Colombian peace agreement progressing steadily, says Kroc Institute report

Book: Understanding Quality Peace: Peacebuilding after Civil War