Advisory Board Member, Dr. Lisa Schirch is a professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Dr. Schirch is writing a book on digital peacebuilding and peacetech; continuing her work on peace process design in Afghanistan; and researching the links between technology, polarization, migration, climate, peace processes and violent extremism.

Dr. Schirch is well-known across peace studies academic circles. She is the author of 11 books and numerous peer-reviewed chapters and journal articles, and taught for 25 years at Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

She also has experience working alongside local partners as part of peacebuilding efforts in locations including Fiji, Afghanistan, and the United States. She has also written extensively about peacebuilding responses to violent extremism, and has provided training on this topic to the U.S. military and NATO.

Dr. Schirch holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (now the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution). In addition to her role at the Kroc Institute, she is also a Senior Research Fellow for the Toda Peace Institute, where she directs the Social Media, Technology, and Peacebuilding program.


Lisa Schirch