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

Diana Kutlow

Senior Program Officer

  • M.A. in Peace and Justice Studies, University of San Diego
  • B.A. in History, Russian language minor, Barnard College, Columbia University

Diana Kutlow is a senior program officer at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice. Kutlow has managed the endowed Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series for nine years, bringing world leaders in peacemaking, human rights and conflict prevention to the Institute. For a list of speakers, go to

Kutlow serves as staff liaison to the Institute's Advisory Committee. She has also represented the Institute nationally and internationally, including at the United Nations in New York and Paris, and at the historic International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and Security in Monrovia, Liberia, where she interviewed the vice president for a feature on women's rights in West Africa. Along with Assistant Professor Dustin Sharp, Kutlow conducted an assessment of human rights organizations in Sierra Leone and Liberia preparing for the development of the Institute’s West African Human Rights Training Initiative.

As a journalism, communications and event management professional, Kutlow has worked at the New York Post, CBS Sports and ABC Sports, where she wrote and produced “Up-Close and Personal” profiles for Olympic coverage. Kutlow serves as an Alumna Ambassador for the OpEd Project in San Diego.

Kutlow received a B.A. in history with a minor in Russian language from Barnard College at Columbia University and a master's degree in the inaugural class of USD’s graduate program in peace and justice studies.


Contact Information

Diana Kutlow

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Phone | (619) 260-7803
Office | KIPJ 121