Our Work

The Sargent Shriver Peace Institute inspires commitment, action, and social innovation, following the example of Sargent Shriver. We are answering Sarge’s call to “break your mirrors,” and we invite others to do the same.

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The Shriver Center at UMBC

Helping to fulfill Sargent Shriver’s vision for an America committed to a politics of service.

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University of Chicago Institute of Politics

Engaging undergraduates in one year of training in public service leadership based on the example of Sargent Shriver.

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Sargent Shriver Bio

Sargent Shriver

1915 - 2011

In a career of public service and civic leadership spanning the second half of the 20th century, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr. confronted a range of seemingly intractable conflicts that pitted Americans against each other, and the United States against the Soviet Union. He helped build peace by developing and implementing programs and policies structured to promote long-term, cumulative, peaceable change.

The key to Shriver's legacy of success as a peacebuilder lies in his ability to create feasible, effective programs that promote human dignity and welfare. All the programs he created are informed by a method in peacebuilding he once described as "a formula for practical idealism."

Sargent Shriver's Biography

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