10/07/2011 11:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Anderson Cooper's Anti-Bullying Series: Too Many Kids Have Died Already' (VIDEO)

Anderson Cooper has been a vocal opponent of bullying, and he is taking his advocacy one step further with a week-long series about bullying on "AC360." The series kicks off with a town hall at Rutgers, which airs Sunday at 8 p.m., marking one year since freshman Tyler Clementi's suicide.

Cooper said in a statement, "Too many kids have died already; too many kids are living in fear." His show teamed up with University of California sociologist Dr. Robert Faris to sponsor a study of bullying in one school. He will be exploring what motivates bullies, among what he called the study's other "eye-opening" discoveries over the course of the week.

Sunday's special, called "Bullying: It Stops Here," will also feature conversations with actor and bullying prevention activist Jane Lynch, psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw, host and mother of three Kelly Ripa, and "Queen Bees and Wannabees" author Rosalind Wiseman.

The issue of bullying is one that Cooper clearly feels strongly about. Most recently, the CNN host mourned the suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer, a teen who was bullied over his sexuality. Cooper spoke with bullied kids after the suicide of Tyler Clementi, and he spoke out against bullying on "Ellen" last year.