Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies (Kroc School) at the University of San Diego is the global hub for peacebuilding and social innovation. Founded in 2007, the Kroc School equips and empowers innovative Changemakers to shape more peaceful and just societies. It offers master's degrees in peace and justice, social innovation, conflict management and resolution, and a dual degree in peace and law — programs which have attracted diverse and dynamic students from more than 50 countries who want to lead change. The Kroc School is also home to the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, the Trans-Border Institute, and the Center for Peace and Commerce (a partnership with the University of San Diego School of Business) — award-winning entities which further enable the Kroc School to take applied learning beyond the classroom. Through groundbreaking research and forward-thinking programs, the Kroc School is shaping a future in which peaceful co-existence is the new normal. To learn more, visit

Type of Organisation

  • Academic institution

Areas of Interest

  • Community Peacebuilding
  • Conflict Analysis
  • Dialogue and mediation
  • Gender
  • Human rights
  • Human security
  • Peace & Justice
  • Peace education
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Youth

Organisation Activities

  • Capacity Building / Training
  • Networking

Member of GPPAC