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Inspired by Albert Schweitzer


Albert Schweitzer
Philosopher and
Humanitarian

Based here at Quinnipiac, the Albert Schweitzer Institute is a nonprofit organization that conducts US 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. Here are just a few of its many successes.



Our Programs

  • 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


mortenson Menchu visit
Greg Mortenson, two time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and co-author of The New York Times best-sellers, "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School At A Time" and "Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan," visited campus in March 2010. He met with students and faculty and delivered a lecture to the University community. Read more 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. Read more about the visit
Carter Moon
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. Read more about the Carter visit 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. Read more about the UN peace conference