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Centers and Institutes

The entities described below all emphasize international activities and outreach. Please follow the links for more detailed descriptions.

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KIPJJoan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice houses the Institute for Peace & Justice, the Ahlers Center for International Business, and the Trans-Border Institute.

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice was endowed by Mrs. Kroc to develop programs that foster peace, cultivate justice, and create a safer world. The Institute works to improve the lives of those caught in the web of armed conflict and human rights abuses.

Ahlers Center for International Business

Developing business leaders with a global mindset, the Ahlers Center for International Business at the University of San Diego designs and delivers a wide array of programmatic offerings and experiences for students, faculty and the business community.

Trans-Border Institute

The Trans-Border Institute sponsors programs that actively involve the University of San Diego in the greater San Diego-Tijuana border community and encourage faculty to engage in research and scholarship focusing on border issues.

Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism

The Center for the Study of Latino/a Catholicism promotes and organizes national and international symposia and research projects, publications, and public conferences that contribute to the theological study and interpretation of Latino/a Catholicism in the United States.

Oscar Romero Center for Faith in Action

The Romero Center offers service opportunities to all faculty, staff, students, and administrators at the University of San Diego, including meal deliveries to the homebound, lunch preparation at the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen, and community service in Tijuana.

SOLES Global Center

The Global Center of the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) at the University of San Diego, serves to provide students and faculty with information about global education programs and the resources necessary for planning a global education adventure. The Global Center places numerous students in short-term Global Study courses, semester-long Global Student Teaching, Global Exchange and the Global Internship programs.