Institute for Peace and Justice
Phone: (619) 260-7509
Fax: (619) 260-7570

Location: KIPJ Room 113
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Facebook iTunesU Flickr Twitter Blog

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

About the Institute

Working at the Intersection of Peace and Justice

As part of the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice is at the nexus of practice, policy and scholarship in peacebuilding and human rights.

The institute works in the field with local partner organizations in conflict-affected countries, bringing together civil society, governments, the security sector and human rights advocates to address the inequalities that fuel conflict and find paths to sustainable peace.

Through dialogue, training in conflict resolution, negotiations and policy advocacy, the institute seeks to help local communities prevent cycles of violence.

Programs and Events

Through its Women PeaceMakers and WorldLink programs, the institute puts a special emphasis on the impact that women and youth have in building sustainable peace. The Distinguished Lecture Series brings high-level national and international leaders to campus to discuss cutting-edge issues in peace and justice.

By convening conferences on critical issues – particularly on the women, peace and security agenda – 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.

For employment opportunities at the Institute for Peace and Justice, check USD Human Resources.