Nuclear Disarmament

About the Project

Started in 2014, the Project on Revitalizing Catholic Engagement on Nuclear Disarmament is focused on revitalizing and strengthening the voice of the Catholic community in the United States and beyond in the debate on nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. Through various initiatives the project is empowering a new generation of Catholics: Church leaders, scholars, and students – to contribute to wider efforts to further reduce and ultimately eliminate nuclear weapons. The project has three main areas of focus:

Policy Engagement

Scholar Engagement

Student Engagement


This Project is co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame, and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network.  In collaboration with the Office of International Justice and Peace.of the U.S.. Conference of Catholic Bishops;  the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University; and with the generous support of The Nuclear Threat Initiative.


Listen to the Latest Kroc Institute Podcast

Kroc Institute Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies Jerry Powers sits down to talk with Dr. James Muller, co-founder of the Nobel Peace Prize winning organization International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, and Professor Emeritus George Lopez about Nuclear Disarmament

The History, Present, and Future of the Movement toward Nuclear Disarmament



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2020 Summer Institute on Nuclear Disarmament

Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29, 2020, Keough School of Global Affairs, Washington, D.C. 

The application is now open for the 2020 Summer Institute - Creating a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, to be held at the Keough School of Global Affairs in Washington, D.C. - May 25 to 29, 2020. Please see website for the preliminary schedule and application. Please email Annie O. Shyne, Program Assistant, or Professor Gerard F. Powers for additional information.

 Summer Institute 2020 - Creating a World Free of Nuclear Weapons