Summer Institute

Summer Institute 2016

The Kroc Institute is currently working on a new five year strategic plan for 2024-2029 which includes the revamping of the Summer Institute. We will post new information on the relaunching of the Summer Institute when it becomes available.

The Summer Institute brings together teams of academics who want to launch peace studies programs at their colleges or universities; strengthen or develop a new dimension to peace studies programs; or move established peace studies programs to the next level of design and rigor. Since its inception, the Summer Institute has hosted 400+ attendees from over 100 different institutions—including 23 Catholic colleges and universities—across 6 continents.


  • 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 benefiting from the ideas and expertise of others in the field

Prior to the virtual event, attendees will be given access to a suite of educational resources from the Kroc Institute to prepare them for live sessions during the week of SI.

Your Host

The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute, a leading center for interdisciplinary peace research and peace studies education, is committed to the strengthening of peace studies programs and the training of those who teach—or wish to teach—in this field.

Director and Staff

The Summer Institute is staffed by a dozen faculty and staff from the Kroc Institute.


Stay tuned for more information about Summer Institute in 2025 and beyond.