“From this school, I’ll tell you, will go men and women whose influence will be felt for good towards the establishment of peace internationally.”

David O. McKay



In 2005, The David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding was founded as a way of helping Brigham Young University-Hawaii students gain the knowledge and practical tools necessary to be those influences for peace that President David O. McKay foresaw.

Since those humble beginnings, the Center has grown rapidly. Over 150 students participate in the innovative Intercultural Peacebuilding Certificate Program, and hundreds more participating in dozens of peacebuilding projects on campus, in the community, and internationally. Every year we move closer to President David O. McKay’s prophecy by preparing more students to establish peace in their homes, their communities, and in the world.

Highlighted Events

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Opening Social McKay Foyer

Come hang out with the David O. McKay Center and learn about what we do and why Intercultural Peacebuilding is such an integral part of the Center! You will have the opportunity to meet our professors and other students in the program.

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Mediation Night McKay Foyer

Mediation night is required of all of our IPB 121 Students. Held on two separate nights of the semester, IPB 121 students will have prepared to co-mediate a role-played conflict as part of an introduction to Mediation. If you're interested in being a role-player, reach out to David Aldrich our Mediation Field Director.

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Graduation Banquet Mckay Foyer

Held at the end of the semester for all of our graduating IPB majors! Please be sure to attend if you are graduating this semester or in the Spring.