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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Kroc School


The Kroc School’s two institutes – the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice and Trans-Border Institute – are engaged in ongoing peacebuilding and human rights projects around the world. They provide students with opportunities to gain practical experience in the field and and see how research and practice intersect.

IPJ in the Field

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

The Institute for Peace and Justice sees peace as inseparable from justice and acts to prevent and resolve conflicts that threaten local, national and international peace.


Trans-Border Institute

The Trans-Border Institute is an essential expression of USD's commitment to promote understanding, dialogue and collaboration between Mexico and the United States, and to improve relations between the people and policies of the U.S. and our southern neighbors.

We also partner with the University of San Diego's (USD) Center for Peace and Commerce to prepare new generations of change agents who develop and exercise innovative approaches for achieving peace.