Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville

The Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville mourns the loss of a transformative humanitarian who had the courage and conviction to make the world a better place. We remember him as he wished - as someone who helped people worldwide in their "fight for freedom, justice and equality." Our work will continue to be inspired by his lifelong commitment to these fundamental human values, including the pursuit of racial and social justice. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the Ali family and we grieve with our community for the loss of a transcendent civil rights and religious freedom icon and champion.

Enid Trucios-Haynes, Interim Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace & Justice (June 4, 2016)

Ali Scholar Application

The Ali Scholar Program is now accepting applications for our 2017-2019 cohort.  The Ali Scholar Program is a unique 2-year program combining leadership development, research, and service in the areas of violence prevention, peacemaking, and social justice.  This is a 2-year commitment, so only full time freshman and sophomores can apply.  Please share this information with any students who might be interested in this opportunity and the attached flyer.

December 1, 2015 -- Applications can be found here and in our office (Ekstrom Library, Rm. 280) now and will be available until January 30, 2017.

January 13, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. we will have an Information Session with the current Ali Scholar group.  

January 31, 2017 is the deadline to apply. 

For more information, students can visit our office in Ekstrom Library, Rm. 280 or contact Mikal Forbush at (502) 852-1493 or


In Fall 2014, the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice issued a university-wide call for faculty collaboration to identify new and innovative ways to connect our research to our local community.  We call this effort “Translating Social Justice Research Into Action.”

One project involves “Faculty Spotlights” about social justice research and key insights that may be of particular interest to local community and government organizations.

A second project involves an multidisciplinary Faculty Research Group engaged in a collaborative scholarly inquiry about the content and operationalization of “cultural competency” across disciplines, professions and operations in a university setting. The results of this research will be available in 2016.

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Muhammad Ali Institute

Room 280, Ekstrom Library

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Office Hours

M-F 8:00am to 5:00 pm

No holiday hours


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