Teaching and Research

The Center for Peace and Commerce is dedicated to teaching and research that contributes to solving complex world issues.


The Center for Peace and Commerce hosts academic conferences to produce research papers to expand knowledge and networks around themes exploring the nexus of peace and business. This entails:

  • Increasing research and publications
  • Fostering spaces for increasing such research

The Center for Peace and Commerce, in partnership with the Ahlers Center for International Business and the Institute for Economics and Peace hosted the 2013 Leadership for Peace and Prosperity Conference at the University of San Diego from 3-5, October. The Center for Peace and Commerce also hosted the conference on C.K. Prahalad's Legacy: Business for Poverty Alleviation, which took place on September 15-17, 2011. To access papers from these conferences please contact Grace Michel at


Our goal is to transform the learning experience, inside and outside of the classroom by:

  • Enriching current course offerings
  • Creating and supporting high-impact hands-on learning locally and abroad
  • Providing support for teaching innovations
  • Promoting the development of appropriate teaching tools
  • Increasing internship and practicum opportunities for students

Get the Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Teaching Resources Handbook here


Contact Information

Center for Peace and Commerce
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice 121
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4857
Fax: (619) 260-4891