Working at the Intersection of Peace and Justice
Since 2000, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) has been in the field working with local partners in conflict-affected countries to bring together governments, the military, human rights advocates and civil society, particularly marginalized groups, to address the inequalities that fuel conflict and find paths to sustainable peace. Through dialogue, training, negotiations and policy advocacy, the Institute includes social justice in peace processes in order to prevent a cycle of violence.
As part of the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the Institute employs best practices in peacebuilding and uses its experience on the ground to inform academics, practitioners and policymakers on effective peacebuilding strategies and techniques.
By convening conferences on critical peacebuilding issues such as conflict prevention, human security, civil-military cooperation, transitional justice, international human rights law and gender dimensions of conflict prevention and resolution, the Institute serves as a global and local resource for the rapidly growing field of peacebuilding. Research and emerging concepts in the field are disseminated by the Institute through publications, presentations and all forms of media.
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