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

Kara Wong

Program Officer for Strategic Peacebuilding

Kara Wong is a program officer for strategic peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, where she helps to design, manage and implement the institute’s international field projects.

Specializing in peace education and experiential learning, Wong has contributed to the design and implementation of community-based education projects on four continents. Prior to joining the institute she spent seven years in Myanmar, where she co-founded a community-based education center that empowers young leaders from marginalized areas of the country with the confidence, knowledge and skills to transform and resolve conflict within their own communities. She then successfully authored a grant proposal to expand the school’s public speaking curriculum into a nation-wide program to promote deliberative education and non-violent communication.

In addition to her work with grassroots activists, Wong has designed and facilitated internships and accredited overseas service-learning programs in Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and China for university and high school students. She is also the founder and director of a scholarship program that enables community activists, refugees and undocumented people to gain international university credit via recognition of their experiential learning.

Wong holds an MA in development studies with a concentration in human rights, development and social justice from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands, and an honours BA in international justice and human rights from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.

Contact Information

Kara Wong

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Phone | (619) 260-7567
Office | KIPJ 120