Campus Consortium Partner

U. San Diego: Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies

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The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders for a life of ethical conduct and compassionate service. Its Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies is dedicated to building and sustaining peace and justice through innovative learning, interdisciplinary analysis, advanced practice, and engaged public policy.

Through its Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ), the faculty, staff, and students of the Kroc School are helping populations achieve peace and justice in places around the world that have recently experienced conflict. The Pulitzer Center has brought a range of international journalists to engage with hundreds of high school students from the larger San Diego-Tijuana community through IPJ's World Link program. The Kroc School's Trans-Border Institute (TBI) addresses urgent transnational issues affecting the people of Mexico and the United States, as well as peace and justice questions that transcend other key borders. In 2013, the Pulitzer Center partnered with TBI in its inaugural Re-Imagining Borders Photography Contest.

As the growing partnership with the Pulitzer Center illustrates, the distinctive character of the Kroc School stems from its conviction that policy-making, like learning, works best when it is an interactive process. Practice should inform policy, even as policy informs practice. A Kroc School education values scholarship and practical experience equally. It emphasizes the highest standards of competence, compassion, and understanding, recognizing that true expertise is rooted in the experience of people affected by conflict and injustice.

Learn more about Campus Consortium opportunities for international reporting via the fellowship application.