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Expert on "new wars" to give Kroc Institute's Hesburgh Lectures

Author: Arts and Letters


Mary Kaldor, an internationally known expert on civil society issues, will deliver the Joan B. Kroc Institute’s 12th annual Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Lectures on Ethics and Public Policy at 4:15p.m. March 28 (Tuesday) and 12:30p.m. March 29 (Wednesday), both in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

On March 28 Kaldor will deliver a talk titled “The New Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” and on March 29 she will discuss “Just War and Human Security.” Both lectures are free and open to the public.

A professor of global governance, Kaldor is co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert on democratization, conflict and globalization and is the author of “New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era,” which has been translated into 12 languages. Kaldor also is the author of “Global Civil Society: An Answer to War,” and is co-author of the annual “Global Civil Society Yearbook.”

Kaldor is a founding member of European Nuclear Disarmament, founder and co-chair of the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly, and a member of the International Independent Commission to investigate the Kosovo crisis. She was the convenor of the Study Group on European Security Capabilities, which produced the influential Barcelona Report, “A Human Security Doctrine for Europe.” In 2003 in recognition of her work, she received a Commander of the British Empire Award for “services to democracy and global governance.”

Contact: Julie Titone, Kroc Institute director of communications,

Originally published by Shannon Chapla &Julie Titone at on March 16, 2006.