School of Peace Studies

Phone: (619) 260-7919
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Location: KIPJ Room 113
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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About the Kroc School

Dedicated to Peace and Justice

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At the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, we focus on a multifaceted approach to peacebuilding, emphasizing teaching, research and practice. We study the practices that have worked in conflict situations in the past and encourage creative thinking for new approaches in the future. The school attracts the best and brightest international scholars, practitioners and students to engage in the important work of building peace with justice.

Responding to visionary philanthropist Joan B. Kroc’s challenge to “make peace and not just talk about peace,” the Kroc School produces graduates who are scholar-practitioners able to address international conflicts and build sustainable peace with justice. They go on to serve in a range of international, national and local institutions, whether in civil society, government or the private sector. The school’s two institutes — the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice and the Trans-Border Institute — are engaged in ongoing peacebuilding and human rights projects around the world. They provide students with opportunities to gain practical experience and see how research and practice intersect.

Located on the University of San Diego campus, the Kroc School is a resource for international peacebuilders, students, faculty, community members and all who are dedicated to peace and justice. We invite you to explore our website, learn more about our master's program and the work of our institutes, sign up for our e-newsletters, or schedule a visit.