About Us

Innovative solutions to peace and justice challenges

When we set out to create the nation's only partnership between a business school and a peace school, we knew that this new paradigm would require new thinking. So we assembled thought leaders, we studied the issues, we outlined our goals, we asked questions and then we listened. The result is a solutions-based mission and vision that we'll use to inspire the next generation of social entrepreneurs.

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Mission Statement

At the Center for Peace and Commerce we aim to enable students and faculty to build a more prosperous and peaceful world through innovative thinking and action, integrating business principles and effective management with positive peacebuilding and poverty alleviation.


CPC is a leader in preparing students and faculty to develop effective responses to complex social, environmental, and peace/conflict problems to make the world a better place.

Business. Peace.

CPC is a partnership between a business school and a school of peace. 

The Kroc School equips and empowers innovative changemakers to shape more peaceful and just communities. Learn more about the Kroc School.

USD School of Business empowers ethical leaders to imagine socially innovative and fiscally sound ventures. Learn more about the USD School of Business.