David Ives, Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, walks across campus with Nobel Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee, a leader in Liberia’s movement towards democracy and interfaith understanding, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, upon her arrival at Quinnipiac University. Gbowee and Nobel laureates Tawakkol Karman, a journalist who was a leader in Yemen’s movement toward democracy, and Shirin Ebadi, the first female judge in Iran, will discuss peace, gender issues and human rights during a panel discussion Wednesday evening at Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus. The Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

The Albert Schweitzer Institute

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.

Who We Are

The Albert Schweitzer Institute is committed to introducing Schweitzer's philosophy of "reverence for life" to a broad audience in order to bring about a more civil and ethical human society characterized by respect, responsibility, compassion and service. The institute endeavors to keep his work and philosophies alive for people throughout the world and for future generations who strive to serve humanity and alleviate suffering.

We've introduced students to volunteer opportunities in the local area, sent students on international trips to assist the needy, and brought inspiring world leaders to campus to speak on current issues.

Current projects of the institute continue to be inspired by Schweitzer, and its programs are multiplying as interest is generated among students, faculty, staff and the surrounding community. Most importantly, Quinnipiac University's commitment to international understanding and community service enables the institute to fulfill its vital mission of encouraging young adults to expand their horizons to a global perspective in the areas of humanitarian values, health care and peace.

Contact Us

The Albert Schweitzer Institute
Quinnipiac University CL-SCH
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518  

Phone: 203-582-3140
Fax: 203-582-8478

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