From June 13-18, more than 60 faculty from 19 colleges, universities and other organizations are attending the Kroc Institute's second annual Summer Institute for Faculty, "Teaching Peace in the 21st Century."
The weeklong institute was created in response to growing interest in peace studies at the college and university level. Participants come from institutions in the United States, Colombia, and Israel, including:
Abilene Christian University
Arizona State University
Austin Community College
Caribbean Citizens' Reconciliation Commission
Coastal Carolina University
College of the Holy Cross
Norwalk Community College
Oklahoma City University
Portland Community College
St. Norbert College
United States Institute of Peace
University of Haifa
University of Louisville
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Notre Dame
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Valencia Community College
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, led 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, firstname.lastname@example.org