USD's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Hosts Peace Scholar in Residence Mary Anderson

The University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies will host Mary B. Anderson, peace scholar in residence, who was most recently Executive Director of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects and President of the Collaborative for Development Action, Inc., a small consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Mary B. Anderson, international aid expert, will discuss her efforts to survey recipients of international aid and evaluate successes and failures of projects in overcoming poverty, resolving conflict, saving and restoring the environment and achieving human rights. Teams of “listeners” have engaged thousands of people in twenty countries around the word in open-ended conversations exploring how they experience the cumulative impacts of aid.

Who: Mary B. Anderson, Peace Scholar

What: Lecture at USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice
The Listening Project: How Recipients Judge International Assistance 

Where: University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice Theater
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

When: Tuesday, February 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

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About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.