The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is planning for an innovative and fully virtual Summer Institute during June 2021. More details will be posted soon.
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
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 directed by George A. Lopez, an internationally-recognized authority on peace studies program development, former Vice President of USIP and The Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at Notre Dame. The Summer Institute is staffed by a dozen faculty and staff from the Kroc Institute.
The fully virtual Summer Institute will take place during June 2021. Dates and times will be announced in early 2021.
More information will be posted in early 2021.