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Institute for Peace and Justice

Contact: Diana Kutlow
dkutlow@sandiego.edu
Phone: (619) 260-7803
Fax: (619) 260-7570

Location: KIPJ Room 121
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series

The Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series is a forum for high-level national and international leaders and policy makers to share their knowledge and perspectives on issues related to peace and justice. Designed to broaden our understanding and thinking about how to prevent and resolve conflict and promote peace with justice, the series is made possible by a generous endowment from the late Joan B. Kroc.

Recent Lectures

Scott Appleby

Scott Appleby

John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame
"Religion and Peacebuilding: The Necessary Art of Specialization"

Video | iTunesU

Report from "Religion and Peacebuilding Symposium"

Leymah Portrait 1 Leymah Gbowee

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
Founder and President of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa
Former Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa
"Transforming Conflict through Nonviolent Coalitions"

Video | iTunesU | Inside USD Article

Senator Mitchell Photo Senator George J. Mitchell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader (1989-1995)
Independent Chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks (1996-2000)
U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009-2011)
"Negotiating in Business, Politics and Peace"

Video | Podcast

Asma Jahangir Asma Jahangir

Former Chair of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
Former President of the Supreme Court Bar of Pakistan
"Walking Together for Freedom"

Video

Dalai Lama His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Spiritual Leader of Tibet
1989 Nobel Peace Laureate
"Cultivating Peace and Justice"

Video | PodcastBooklet | Article 

Past Lectures

Louise Arbour

Louise Arbour
Former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
"Integrating Security, Development and Human Rights"

Video

Hanan Ashrawi

Hanan Ashrawi
Secretary General, Palestinian Initiative for Global Dialogue and Democracy
"Concept, Context and Process in Peacemaking: The Palestinian-Israeli Experience"

Video

Lloyd Axworthy

Lloyd Axworthy
President of the University of Winnipeg and Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs
"The Responsibility to Protect: Prescription for a Global Public Domain"

Video

Dr. Helen Caldicott Helen Caldicott
President, Nuclear Policy Research Institute
"New Nuclear Danger"

Coomaraswamy

Radhika Coomaraswamy

U.N. Under-Secretary-General, Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict
“Children and Armed Conflict: The International Response”

Video | KPBS “These Days” interview | Read Inside USD article

Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi
2003 Nobel Peace Laureate
"Iran Awakening: Human Rights, Women and Islam"

Video

Dr. Robert Edgar Robert Edgar
General Secretary, National Council of Churches
"The Role of the Church in U.S. Foreign Policy Today"
Jan Egeland

Jan Egeland
Former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and
Emergency Relief Coordinator for the United Nations
"War, Peace and Climate Change: A Billion Lives in the Balance"

Video

Ambassador Jan Eliasson

Ambassador Jan Eliasson
Former Special Envoy of the U.N. Secretary-General for Darfur and
Former U.N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
"Armed Conflict: The Cost to Civilians"

Video

Gareth Evans

Gareth Evans
President and CEO of the International Crisis Group and
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia
"Preventing Mass Atrocities: Making 'Never Again' a Reality"

Video

Dr. Paul Farmer Paul Farmer

Co-founder of Partners In Health and U.N. Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti
"Development: Creating Sustainable Justice"

Video | 60 Minutes Interview

Johan Galtung Johan Galtung

Founder, International Peace Research Institute
"Breaking the Cycle of Violent Conflict"

Video

Justice Richard Goldstone

Richard Goldstone
Former Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
"Preventing Deadly Conflict"

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and U.N. Messenger of Peace
"Reason for Hope"

Video

Priscilla Hayner

Priscilla Hayner
Co-founder, International Center for Transitional Justice
"International Strides for Inclusive Peacebuilding"

Interview

Noeleen Heyzer

Noeleen Heyzer
Executive Director, U.N. Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
"Women, War and Peace: Mobilizing for Security and Justice in the 21st Century"

Video

Ambassador Christopher Hill Ambassador Christopher R. Hill
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
"U.S. Policy in East Asia and the Pacific"
Photo of John Paul Lederach John Paul Lederach

Professor of International Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
“Compassionate Presence: Faith-Based Peacebuilding in the Face of Violence”

Video | Podcast

His Excellency Ketumile Masire

His Excellency Ketumile Masire
Former President of the Republic of Botswana
"Perspective into the Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and
Contemporary Peacebuilding Efforts"

Video

Miria Matembe

Miria Matembe
Co-founder, Action for Development
"Women, War and Peace: The Politics in Peacebuilding"

Video

Monica McWilliams Monica McWilliams

Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
"From Peace Talks to Gender Justice"

Video

Raymond Offenheiser

Raymond C. Offenheiser
President, Oxfam America
"Aid That Works: Creating a 21st Century Vision for U.S. Development Assistance"

Video

Lt. Gen. Joseph Olorungbon Owonibi

Lieutenant General Joseph Olorungbon Owonibi
Former Force Commander of the U.N. Mission in Liberia
"International Strides for Inclusive Peacebuilding"

Interview

Alma Viviana Perez

Alma Viviana Pérez
Consultant to the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
"Women, War and Peace: The Politics in Peacebuilding"

Video

Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp

Stephen J. Rapp

Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, U.S. Department of State
“Achieving Justice for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity”

Video | KPBS "These Days" interview

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson
Former President of Ireland and U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
"Human Rights and Ethical Globalization"

Video

Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth
Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
"The Dynamics of Human Rights and the Environment"

Video

Photo of Zainab Salbi, Founder of Women for Women International Zainab Salbi

Founder, Women for Women International
“Building Bridges, Rebuilding Societies”

Video | Podcast

Irene Santiago

Irene Santiago
Chair and CEO of the Mindanao Commission on Women and
Co-founder of the Mothers for Peace Movement in the Philippines
"Women, War and Peace: The Politics in Peacebuilding"

Video

William Schulz

William F. Schulz
Executive Director, Amnesty International USA
"Tainted Legacy: 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights"

Video

Ambassador Donald Steinberg

Ambassador Donald K. Steinberg
Director of the Joint Policy Council, U.S. Department of State
"Conflict, Gender and Human Rights: Lessons from the Field"

Video

William Ury, Ph.D. William Ury
Co-founder and Senior Fellow, Harvard Negotiation Project

Co-author of Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In"From the Boardroom to the Border: Negotiating Sustainable Agreements"

Video

General Anthony Zinni

General Anthony C. Zinni
United States Marine Corps (retired)
"From the Battlefield to the Negotiating Table: Preventing Deadly Conflict"

Video