Based here at Quinnipiac, the Albert Schweitzer Institute is an organization that conducts U.S. and international programs that link education, ethics and voluntarism. A dynamic presence at Quinnipiac University, the institute has drawn notable humanitarians both to campus and to its board.
Focus on health, humanitarian and peace efforts
Support healthcare development in under-served areas
Motivate young people to serve the community and the environment as a way of life
Increase public awareness of Dr. Schweitzer's philosophy and its potential for a more peaceful and sustainable world
|The Albert Schweitzer Institute lead a group from Quinnipiac to Hiroshima, Japan, for the 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. The Quinnipiac group met the Dalai Lama during the event, which focused on nuclear non-proliferation. Hiroshima was chosen because 65 years ago it became the first site attacked with a nuclear weapon.||Rigoberta Menchú Tum (center), a human rights activist and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, visited campus in October 2008. Menchú, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has dedicated her life to organizing resistance to oppression in Guatemala and advocating for the rights of Indian peasants.|
|Former President Jimmy Carter delivered a lecture at Quinnipiac on Sept. 26, 2007, and received the first Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award. From left: President John L. Lahey, Carter and David Taylor Ives, executive director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute.||The institute sponsored a peace conference at the U.N. in June 2007. From left: Luis Alberto Cordero, executive director of the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, Ban Ki-moon, secretary-general of the United Nations, and Ives.|