University of San Diego Kroc School of Peace Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its founding by looking at how to further achieve their mission of peace and justice. Recently, five members within the Kroc School gave a “TED-style talk” at the USD Institute for Peace and Justice inaugural innovators event. The talk sought to inspire hope, engage in discussion, and “provide the audience with an understanding that making the world a better place requires everybody’s contribution.”

Ev Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute, gave a talk that examined the U.S.-Mexico border and all the complexities that go along with it.  He sought to educate and “provide opportunities for people to come together to build connections” in order to better serve those in marginalized situations on the border. Each speaker offered the audience a message of hope, positivity, and encouragement to continue on the mission of peace.

To read more about this event hosted by the Kroc School visit, USD news.

University of San Diego Launches Masters in Social Innovation Program

The University of San Diego has launched a new Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) program in the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Students in the MASI program critically study the roots of social challenges and injustice and then work to create solutions to the social inequality. Areas of focus include poverty, inequality, human rights abuses and humanitarian crisis, pairing these issues with critical thinking, inventiveness, leadership and sustainable design.

The program is designed for those who think beyond present challenges to solution-based ideas. To work towards social innovation, students learn sustainable business design, leadership, communication, human-centered design and problem-solving.

Read more about this new program here.