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Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Through education, research and peacemaking activities, the Institute offers programs that advance scholarship and practice in conflict resolution and human rights. The Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego draws upon Catholic social teaching that sees peace as inseparable from justice and acts to prevent and resolve conflicts that threaten local, national and international peace.

History:
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) at the University of San Diego was founded in 2000 with a generous gift from San Diego philanthropist Joan B. Kroc, who stipulated that the Institute not only "talk about peace, but make peace."

Beginning with a Dedicatory Conference in 2001, which was attended by former Presidents Jimmy Carter of the United States and Oscar Arias Sanchez of Costa Rica, along with many other peace-builders and representatives from four conflict-affected states, the IPJ has worked to bring together the powerful and the marginalized to build strong peacebuilding coalitions.

Upcoming event at Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Debate: Is America Facing An Immigration Crisis?

  • Thursday, September 19, 4 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • Is there a crisis at the US-Mexico border? If so, what caused it, and what can we do to address it? Should America tighten its borders and crack down on illegal immigration? Should it place further restrictions on legal immigration? Or should it move in the opposite direction, toward a policy of relatively open borders and free migration? Join USD’s Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy for a conversation ... Read more

All upcoming events at Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Debate: Is America Facing An Immigration Crisis?September 19, 2019

Breakfast At The BMC Lecture Series: The Real Estate Entrepreneur's Journey September 19, 2019

Alice Hoffman - 'The World That We Knew'October 28, 2019

Past events

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