Announcing the 12th Annual Summer Institute

Author: Emilia McManus

The 12th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies will be held June 8-12, 2020, at the University of Notre Dame. The event centers on the theme, “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century.”

Each year, 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.  In addition, Kroc faculty have conducted modified programs like the SI in Colombia and Uganda.

“We are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Summer Institute in peace studies faculty and program development. Over the past three to four years, our mix of non-U.S. institutions and faculty has grown, adding an exciting dimension to our dialogue and mutual learning about the challenges and benefits of peace and justice programs,” said Summer Institute Director, George A. Lopez. Lopez is professor emeritus of peace studies at the Kroc Institute and an internationally-recognized authority on peace studies program development. “We also are pleased to welcome new faculty to Kroc as faculty resources and presenters to create an even more robust program for participants.”

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

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Contact: George A. Lopez,