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

The Muhammad Ali Institute stands in solidarity with those who demand justice, equality and respect for human rights.  This requires systemic change in the way our society sees people of color, especially men and boys.

"Now my life is really starting - fighting racism, fighting injustice, fighting illiteracy, fighting poverty - using the face the world knows so well and going out and fighting for the truth."  - Muhammad Ali

Become an Ali Scholar

Applications for the Muhammad Ali Scholar Opens December 1st.


Applications for the 2015-2017 cohort of the Muhammad Ali Scholars program will be available both online and in the Ali Institute starting December 1st, 2014. The Muhammad Ali Scholar program is a unique 2 year scholarship program combining leadership training, research and service in the areas of Leadership, Training, Reseach, and Service in the areas of violence prevention, peacemaking, and social justice.

The Ali Scholars employ a practical solution-based approach to conduct research on their “expert area,” evaluate successful social justice programs locally and globally, and gain hands-on experience in the local community.

Program students are expected to emerge with values-based, equity-centered leadership skills and a scholarship project impacting their home communities, and ultimately their nations and the world.

For more information and to download application.


Professor Trucios-Haynes Appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice

Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes has been appointed as Director of the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of Louisville as of August 1, 2014. Professor Trucios-Haynes is a Professor of Law at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and a nationally recognized scholar in immigration law. Her teaching focus is in constitutional law, immigration law, international law, and race and the law with an emphasis on issues affecting Latinos.

For more information on our new director.

Call for Faculty Collaboration with Muhammad Ali Institute

The Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice invites interested faculty to collaborate in new and innovative ways to further their own research interests and benefit our local community.

The academic focus of our work in the next two years will address local, national, and international issues relating to youth access and opportunity with an emphasis on the impacts of violence affecting teens.  Initially, we hope to identify research projects relating to local youth issues.

For more information

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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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