Book Symposium — "Where the Evidence Leads: A Realistic Strategy for Peace and Human Security"


Location: Zoom Webinar/Auditorium, Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Honoring Robert C. Johansen

Join the Kroc Institute for a symposium-style launch of Professor Emeritus Robert C. Johansen’s latest book, Where the Evidence Leads: A Realistic Strategy for Peace and Human Security (Oxford University Press, 2021). This full-day event will feature conversations between scholars, practitioners, and policymakers discussing alternatives to nationalist routes of ensuring sustainable security, peace, and flourishing for all humans.


All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time (U.S.)

Please note: Registration is not required for in-person attendance. The links below are for virtual attendance. For in person attendance, masks are strongly encouraged.

9:00-10:00 a.m. Session 1: The Grand Strategy and Correlates of Peace


  • Bina D’Costa (M.A. ’97), Senior Fellow and Professor of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University
  • Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Associate Professor of the Practice; Director of the Peace Accords Matrix, Kroc Institute
  • Peter Wallensteen, Richard G. Starmann, Sr. Research Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies

Register to attend Session I via Zoom

10:00-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:45-11:45 a.m.

Session II: Does the Evidence Lead to Enhanced Utility for International Law and Greater Respect for Human Rights?



  • Xabier Agirre (M.A. ’95), Senior Coordinator, International Criminal Court
  • Raul F. Campusano (M.A. ’89), Academic Director, Master of Environmental Law Program and Professor of International Public Law, University of Desarrollo Law School
  • Isis Nusair (M.A. ’94), Associate Professor, Women's Studies and International Studies, Denison University
  Register to attend Session II via Zoom
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:15-2:30 p.m.

Session III: Examining Empirical Realism

  All panelists for this session will be presenting virtually. This session will be live streamed for people to watch together in Room C103 in the Hesburgh Center. 


  • Alex Dukalskis (Ph.D. ’13), Associate Professor, School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin
  • Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, Princeton University
  • Caroline Hughes, Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Chair in Peace Studies, Kroc Institute; Associate Dean for Policy and Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs
  • Michelle Parlevliet (M.A. ’95), Peacebuilding Practitioner, Process Facilitator and Researcher, Michelle Parlevliet Consulting
  Register to attend Session III via Zoom
2:30-3:00 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00-4:00 p.m.

Session IV:  The Future of Social Movements and International Organizations



  • David Cortright, Professor of the Practice Emeritus, Kroc Institute
  • Mark Massoud (B.A. ’99, M.A. ’00), Professor of Politics and Legal Studies and Director, Legal Studies Program, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Ann Mische, Associate Professor of Sociology and Peace Studies, Kroc Institute
  Register to attend Session IV via Zoom

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