Summer Institute, “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century" (Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies & The United States Institute of Peace)

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies & The United States Institute of Peace

June 11-15, 2018

University of Notre Dame

Join us for the 10th annual Summer Institute, “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century” a one week program for university and college faculty who would like to develop a new peace and justice studies program, or take their existing peace studies courses and program to the next level of design and rigor.  Since its inception the Summer Institute has enrolled with more than 100 different institutions and 350 faculty -- from 5 different continents!


Your Hosts

The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, a leading center for interdisciplinary peace studies, based in the newly opened Keough School of Global Affairs, and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, D.C., share a commitment to the strengthening of peace and justice studies programs, and the training of those who teach — or wish to teach — in this field. The week-long program is offered on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.


Director and Staff

The Summer Institute is directed by George A. Lopez, an internationally recognized authority on peace studies program development, former Vice President of USIP and Hesburgh Professor of Peace Studies Emeritus at Notre Dame. The Summer Institute is staffed by a dozen faculty and staff from the Kroc Institute and USIP.



Participants will engage with leading thinkers about the contemporary parameters of peace and justice practice, research, and teaching; explore the pedagogical, administrative, and public relations challenges of such programs; collaborate with their team (ideally 3 or more faculty from the same campus) on course development and programming; and, experience the online courses and instruction available from USIP’s Global Campus.



The Summer Institute begins early afternoon, Monday, June 11, and ends at noon on Friday, June 15. Mornings typically feature various sessions and workshops on critical themes in the field and program development. Afternoon sessions allow participants to work intensely with their team and faculty consultants on campus plans.



$225 per participant (ideally each team should include 3 faculty members from a single institution). Participants are responsible for the cost of transportation to Notre Dame and lodging (dorms and other low-cost alternatives are available). The Kroc Institute covers breakfast, dinner, snacks, and all program materials.



The Summer Institute registration form is available at: INSERT REGISTRATION FORMSITE LINK FOR 2018

Early Decision/Approval Deadline is February 28, 2018. Final application deadline will be March 31, 2018.

Inquiries should be directed to  or Events Manager - Lisa Gingerich