University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Fulfilling our mission of peace through justice.
We bring together the powerful and the marginalized to make peace — because it's not enough to simply talk about a conflict-free world. When philanthropist Joan B. Kroc provided the means to start our Institute of Peace and Justice in 2000, she established a vision of active peacebuilding that continues to drive every program we offer on and off campus.
That's why we've made it our mission to prevent and resolve conflicts that threaten local, national and international peace. We achieve this by:
- building peace with justice by strengthening women peacemakers, youth leaders and human rights defenders in our own backyard and through strategic partnerships around the world.
- broadening communities for peace and justice by serving as a resource to local and global communities, students, academics and practitioners.
- developing, distilling and disseminating innovative approaches to peacebuilding leadership, policy, practice and advocacy.