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Cover image: What’s in Your Cup? Oxfam America Takes on Starbucks
Case study

What’s in Your Cup? Oxfam America Takes on Starbucks

Authors: Nick Galasso, Barbara Durr, Benjamin Topa

Keough School of Global Affairs, March 2022

Some of the world’s best coffee is grown in Ethiopia, where the livelihoods of 1.5 million small farmers depend on selling their superior beans at a fair price. But in the late 1990s and early 2000s, prices in the global coffee market plummeted. To...

Topics: Business & Economics, Policy

Cover image: What’s in Your Cup? Oxfam America Takes on Starbucks
Cover image: Building a Network for Successful Peace Negotiations in Afghanistan: Social Network Analysis of the Afghan Peace Process
Policy report

Building a Network for Successful Peace Negotiations in Afghanistan: Social Network Analysis of the Afghan Peace Process

Authors: Madhav Joshi , Sophia Henn

Peace Accords Matrix, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, August 2021

The ongoing Afghan peace process, which officially started with the signing of the Doha Agreement between the United States and the Taliban in February 2020, involves a complex network of actors. This study leverages social network analysis (SNA) to draw insights from original data...

Topics: Peacebuilding

Cover image: Building a Network for Successful Peace Negotiations in Afghanistan: Social Network Analysis of the Afghan Peace Process

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Policy brief

How to Integrate Peace Agreements into Public Policy

Authors: Ivonne Zúñiga, Elise Ditta, Patrick McQuestion

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, January 2022

Comprehensive Peace Agreements (CPAs) have been translated into public policy through many mechanisms, including implementation timelines, legislative reforms, new institutions, and peace policy plans. The 2016 Colombian Peace Agreement stipulates all these mechanisms, in addition to including an extensive peace policy document, the Framework...

Topics: Peacebuilding, Policy

Policy brief

Subsistence Rights and Nigeria’s Continuing Obligations under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Authors: Diane Desierto, Fidelis Olokunboro

Pulte Institute for Global Development, Keough School of Global Affairs, November 2021

It is a continuing paradox in 2021 that Nigeria is a country of vast natural resources and energy reserves, Africa’s largest oil producer, and a powerful member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), yet poverty and inequality remain extremely rampant. Forty percent...

Topics: Business & Economics, Civil & Human Rights, Governance, Policy

Policy report

Religion Beyond Memes: Enhancing Public Discourse About Faith and Practice

Author: Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion

Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, Keough School of Global Affairs, December 2021

This conference report is based on the third of a series of conferences dedicated to “Changing the Conversation about Religion,” organized by the Contending Modernities research initiative within the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School...

Topics: Religion

Case study

Hyperinflation in Venezuela

Authors: Lakshmi Iyer, Francisco Rodríguez

Keough School of Global Affairs, September 2021

Venezuela entered hyperinflation at the end of 2017, preceded by several years of large budget deficits and declining oil revenues. Despite many policy attempts to bring inflation under control, including currency redenomination, introduction of a new cryptocurrency, allowing de facto dollarization, and easing price...

Topics: Business & Economics, Policy

Policy report

El Acuerdo Final de Colombia en tiempos del COVID-19: Apropiación institucional y ciudadana como clave de la implementación

Author: Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative

Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative, part of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs, May 2021

Este informe muestra el estado de la implementación del Acuerdo Final en el periodo comprendido entre diciembre de 2019 y noviembre de 2020, conforme a la metodología de seguimiento diseñada por el Instituto Kroc. El informe presenta una visión cuantitativa y cualitativa de la...

Topics: Peacebuilding

Policy report

Executive Summary, The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation

Author: Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative

Peace Accords Matrix Barometer Initiative, part of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the Keough School of Global Affairs, May 2021

The Kroc Institute’s fifth comprehensive report, The Colombian Final Agreement in the Era of COVID-19: Institutional and Citizen Ownership is Key to Implementation, discusses the Final Accord’s status of implementation in the period between December 2019 and November 2020, based on the monitoring methodology designed...

Topics: Peacebuilding

Policy report

Resumen ejecutivo, El Acuerdo Final de Colombia en tiempos del COVID-19: Apropiación institucional y ciudadana como clave de la implementación

Author: Matriz de Acuerdos de Paz Iniciativa Barómetro

Matriz de Acuerdos de Paz Iniciativa Barómetro, parte del Instituto Kroc de Estudios Internacionales de Paz en la Escuela Keough de Asuntos Globales, May 2021

El quinto informe integral del Instituto Kroc, El acuerdo final colombiano en la era del COVID-19: la propiedad institucional y ciudadana es clave para la implementación, muestra el estado de la implementación del Acuerdo Final en el periodo comprendido entre diciembre de 2019 y...

Topics: Peacebuilding

Case study

Where Surgery is Difficult: Overcoming Barriers to Access in Chiapas, Mexico

Authors: Steve Reifenberg, Luke Maillie

Keough School of Global Affairs, May 2021

In rural Chiapas, Mexico, poor patients often struggle to accesss surgical care and other medical treatment, even though access is guaranteed by law under the Mexican constitution. This case examines an innovative approach developed by Compañeros en Salud to accompany patients from rural communities...

Topics: Health

Working paper

Violence in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Author: Gema Kloppe-Santamaría

Kellogg Institute, May 2021

Despite the formal end of civil war and armed conflict, Mexico continued to experience significant levels of violence during the 1930s and 1940s. This period has traditionally been associated with the process of pacification, institutionalization, and centralization of power that enabled the consolidation of...

Topics: Civil & Human Rights


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