Preparing for Third Summer Institute for Teaching Peace

Author: Renée LaReau

About 40 faculty from 13 colleges and universities will attend the Kroc Institute's third annual Summer Institute for Faculty, "Teaching Peace in the 21st Century," June 19-24, 2011.

The weeklong institute was created in response to growing interest in peace studies at the college and university level. This year's participants come from institutions in the United States and Colombia, including: 

DePaul University
Gateway Community College
Lewis University
Naropa University
Pace University
Regis University
Saint Michael's College
Towson University  
Universidad de Cartagena (Colombia)
University of Central Florida
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of Notre Dame

The Summer Institute was created to guide teams of faculty seeking to launch or expand peace studies programs. George A. Lopez, an internationally recognized authority on peace studies program development, leads the Institute, along with about a dozen faculty and staff from the Kroc Institute.  

About 400 colleges and universities around the world offer peace studies programs at the undergraduate level. The Kroc Institute is unique in higher education for its combination of a substantive research agenda and degree programs at all levels — doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate. The Kroc Institute’s nearly 25 year history and faculty who are pioneers in the field position Kroc to help academic institutions with peace studies programs at every stage of development.  

Contact: Renée LaReau,, 574-631-5098