About Kroc IPJ

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Our Mission

Together with peacemakers, we develop powerful new approaches to end cycles of violence, while advancing that learning locally and globally.

What We Do

At the Kroc IPJ, we are the bridge between learning and practice within the Kroc School, driving forward its mission to create engaged, applied learning for positive social impact. 

Who We Are

We are peacebuilders within a world-class university. We are original thinkers, moral imagineers, and social innovators who are defining a better world for us all. We are changemakers. Visit Staff Page.

To end violence and build peace requires learning.

The core of the Kroc IPJ mission is to co-create learning with our PeaceMakers - learning that is deeply grounded in the lived experience of PeaceMakers around the world, that is made rigorous by our place within a university ecosystem, and that has immediate, practical applications for those working to end cycles of violence.

When philanthropist Joan B. Kroc provided the means to start the Institute for Peace and Justice in 2000, she established a vision of active peacebuilding that continues to drive everything we do. The Institute was officially launched in 2001 with a dedicatory conference that featured respected global and local leaders, including Presidents Jimmy Carter (United States) and Oscar Arias Sanchez (Costa Rica). In 2007, we became part of the newly established Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, a global hub for peacebuilding and social innovation.

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Our team developed the Kroc IPJ 2017-2020 Blueprint to chart the IPJ’s course for the next three years.

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