Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Notre Dame du Lac
MA in Government & Int’l Studies, University of Notre Dame du Lac
MA in Int’l Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame du Lac
JD equivalent, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Bachelor in Law, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Professional Experience: Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Dr. Balmaceda is a scholar-practitioner whose work focuses on education and civic leadership development for justice, peace, and reconciliation. She holds a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru; master’s degrees in International Peace Studies, and in Government; and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame du Lac. Nina serves as associate director of the Center for Reconciliation and associate teaching professor of the practice of reconciliation at Duke University’s Divinity School. She also serves as President of Peace and Hope International (PHI), a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing and confronting violence and other forms of injustice in Latin America. Nina has been teaching for CETI Continental since 2016, and she served as CETI’s graduate dean in 2019-2020.