The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies invites you and your team to register for the 6th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies Program Development, June 16 - 20, 2014.


The Summer Institute brings together teams of academics who want to launch a peace studies program at their college or university; strengthen or develop a new dimension to a peace studies program; or move an established peace studies program to the next level of design and rigor.


  • engage with leading thinkers on contemporary issues in peace studies practice, research, and teaching
  • explore the pedagogical, administrative, and communications challenges of developing peace studies courses and programs
  • collaborate with teams of faculty on course development while benefitting from the ideas and expertise of others in the field

The Institute begins in the late afternoon on Monday, June 16, and ends just before lunch on Friday, June 20. George A. Lopez, an internationally recognized authority on peace studies program development, leads the program. A long-time faculty member at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Lopez recently began a position at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., as Vice President and Director of the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding. Kroc Institute faculty and staff serve as plenary speakers and as consultants to teams.

The cost of the week’s program is $200 per faculty participant (each team should include at least 3 faculty members), plus transportation to Notre Dame and lodging in dorms or alternate accommodations. This fee, plus a subsidy from the Kroc Institute, covers the full cost of breakfast, dinner, snacks, and all program materials.