2, Number 1, Oct 2001
Million Donated to University of San Diego for Construction
of Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Joan B. Kroc donated $25 million to the University
of San Diego for construction of the Joan B. Kroc
Institute for Peace and Justice. Completion of
the 90,000-square-foot facility, which is currently
under construction on the west end of the USD
campus overlooking the San Diego and Mission bays,
is expected by Fall 2001. The goal of the Institute
will be to promote world peace and social justice.
the Institute's Director
Neu, Senior Associate Director of the Carter Center
Conflict Resolution Program, was appointed the
first Director of the Institute. Neu is a conflict
resolution specialist who has worked to prevent
and end conflict in various parts of the world.
In 2000, Neu spent several months in Africa as
part of an effort to negotiate disputes between
Uganda and Sudan. In the Spring of 2000, she received
a Peacemaker/Peacebuilder Award from the National
Peace Foundation in Washington DC for her work
in the field and in Sudan
Neu holds a doctorate in linguistics from the
University of Southern California. She has been
an adjunct professor of anthropology at Emory
University, has lectured and taught at Penn State
University, the University of California at Irvine,
and USC, and is a former Peace Corps volunteer.
Neu has also consulted on conflict resolution
for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Voice
of America, and the U.S. Department of Treasury.
A former Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Poland,
Neu sits on the boards of the Consortium for Conflict
Resolution and Negotiation, the International
Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution,
According to Neu, "I'm pleased to see an
institute dedicated to peace and justice in San
Diego. It's time that California and Southern
California, with its large immigrant population
and ties to Mexico and the Pacific Rim, was given
the chance to draw on its unique heritage to contribute
to our knowledge and practice of peacemaking,
justice and conflict resolution. I want to thank
Mrs. Kroc for her generous gift to USD. I welcome
the opportunity to help the university develop
an institute that will put it on the map as a
nationally and internationally recognized center
for peace and justice studied and peacemaking."
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