George A. Lopez

University of Notre Dame

Bio

George A. Lopez is the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. He is a leading expert on economic sanctions, peacebuilding, and various peace-related issues.

Featured Work

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JUN 26, 2012 Article

Dealing with "Enablers" in Mass Atrocities: A New Human Rights Concept Takes Shape

Because mass atrocities are organized crimes, crippling the means to organize and sustain them--money, communications networks, and other resources--can disrupt their execution, writes George Lopez.

Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat

MAR 4, 2008 Podcast

Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat

George Lopez gives an overview of effective, multilateral counter-terrorism measures, and as an illustration, Ambassador McNamara analyzes how Libya went from rogue state to member ...

DEC 17, 2001 Podcast

The "War" on Terrorism: What Rules Apply? (New York Forum #1)

The attacks of September 11 have been described, variously, as "crimes," "acts of war," or "genocide." Does characterizing the attacks in these different ways change the ...

DEC 17, 2001 Transcript

The "War" on Terrorism: What Rules Apply? (New York Forum #1)

The attacks of September 11 have been described, variously, as "crimes," "acts of war," or "genocide." Does characterizing the attacks in these different ways change the ...

OCT 20, 2001 Article

The Ethics of the "New War" in the Aftermath of 9/11

The U.S.-led coalition against terrorism has begun bombing Taliban targets in Afghanistan. But will this achieve its aims, or merely provoke the terrorists ...