Peace Research

Extending the knowledge.

To further the pursuit of learning and growing, our faculty at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies has active research agendas on a variety of issues related to peacebuilding, human rights, development and conflict resolution. From human trafficking to small arms research to drones for good, the greater the knowledge the better the chance for change.

Alongside peace research initiated by our faculty is the research happening at our institutes and centers. By reporting on those impacted by the refugee crisis across the border, digging deep into issues of extremism, documenting stories of gendered peacebuilding, or highlighting how social innovation can make an impact in situations of conflict, the Kroc School is helping students understand the problems so they can prepare to take action.

Professor Ami Carpenter Human Trafficking Study Explore Professor Ami Carpenter's groundbreaking study on human trafficking in San Diego.
Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick Drones for Good Professor Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick and his MA in Peace and Justice students conducted an in-depth research looking at the different uses for drones around the world.
Professor Topher McDougal Illicit Small Arm Economy Professor Topher McDougal's study estimated the size of the illicit small arm economy in San Diego.