Announcing 5th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies


The University of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies invites college and university faculty members (from any field) to apply to the 5th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies Program Development.

This intensive program, held June 9-14, 2013, brings together teams of academics who want to launch a peace studies program; 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 Sunday, June 9, and ends just before lunch on Friday, June 14. George A. Lopez, an internationally recognized authority on peace studies program development, leads the program. Kroc Institute faculty and staff serve as plenary speakers and as consultants to teams.

The cost of the week’s program is $165 per faculty participant (each team should include at least 3 faculty members), plus transportation to Notre Dame and lodging in dorms or other low-cost alternatives or alternate accommodations. This fee, plus a subsidy from the Kroc Institute, covers the full cost of breakfast, dinner, snacks, and all program materials.

Comments from participants:

“I very much appreciated the creative blend of content, practicalities, and back and forth rhythm of each day. The Institute turned my brain (back) on and gave me so much to pursue to improve my courses.”

“This week provided us with a massive amount of important information in an efficient manner. It would have taken us years (seriously) to acquire all of this information on our own.”

“The best thing about the week was time with the team and the ability to immediately reflect, integrate, and make decisions about our peace studies program.”

“This ‘summer camp’ was truly exciting. Outstanding academically and in the work our team got done."

“Most helpful was the interplay of content, program building, informal interactions with other teams, and dedicated time for my own team to do concrete planning.” 

“I left inspired to get home and apply what we learned.” 

Contact: Anne Riordan (574) 631-9370,