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

A Word from Our Director

The pursuit of peace and justice is more important than ever as we witness challenges in the U.S. and globally.  Displaced people in Africa, the Middle East, and in the Americas directly confront violence, war and a lack of government protection on a large-scale today.  In the U.S., the demand for justice has led to closer scrutiny of law enforcement actions recognizing the disproportionate impact on marginalized communities.  We are mindful of Muhammad Ali’s legacy as a transformational humanitarian and courageous warrior for freedom, justice, and equality.  His courage, passion, and conviction inspires all of our work. 

At the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, we continue our work supporting a community of scholar-activists who seek to be agents of social change.  This year we honored Muhammad Ali in a series of campus and community events.  We were pleased to welcome the 2017-19 Muhammad Ali Scholars into our community and celebrate the 2015-17 Muhammad Ali Scholars at an event hosted by the Muhammad Ali Center on March 30, 2017.  We are excited about “translating research into action” through the work of our Faculty Research Group and the Institute’s involvement in the new Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research. We also are enthusiastic about expanding and deepening our work with community partners while remaining focused on our unique programs addressing the violence facing young people in urban areas. 


Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research

The Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research is pleased to announce new competitive faculty research opportunities at UofL to begin in early 2017.  The Consortium was created to fund social justice research teams, projects, creative activities, and community-engaged scholarship addressing intransigent social problems and systemic inequalities. Funding is available for transdisciplinary research teams as defined in the Call for Proposals (CFP). The CFP has a late January 2017 deadline and is available  here. The Consortium is funded as a 21st Century University Initiative through an iRFP grant and matching funds from 7 colleges and units, as well as several University offices. The Consortium Proposal is available here. For more information, contact Co-PI’s Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes at or Prof. Cate Fosl at

The Muhammad Ali Scholars

We would like to acknowledge and thank the 2015/2017 Muhammad Ali Scholars along with formally announcing the 2017/2019 Muhammad Ali Scholars

The outgoing Scholars pose for picture after Farewell/Induction Ceremony

2015/2017 Muhammad Ali Scholars

2017-2019 Muhammad Ali Scholars

2017/2019 Muhammad Ali Scholars

Muhammad Ali Institute

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2010 S. Avery Court Walk

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

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