Albert Schweitzer Institute

The Albert Schweitzer Institute is inspired by the ideals and example of 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who was known for his philosophy of reverence for life and his call to action and service: to make one’s life one’s argument.

The institute conducts programs locally and on a global basis, and focuses on environmental, health and peace efforts. The institute’s programs include:

  • Work on campus, in the Hamden community, and globally around food security and environmental justice;
  • Speakers and conferences on peace and development globally (the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, for one example), at the United Nations, and on campus;
  • Global learning and community engagement opportunities in Peru, Guatemala, India and elsewhere in the U.S. aimed at motivating young people to serve the community and the environment as a way of life.

The institute is located adjacent to the Mount Carmel Campus at 660 New Road in Hamden, Connecticut. For more information, please contact the office at 203-582-7875 or via email at