Welcome to the Justice & Peace Studies Program!

The Georgetown University Program on Justice and Peace is a transdisciplinary, cross-cultural community of students, faculty, staff, and community partners who share a commitment to the academic study and lived pursuits of peace and social justice.

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The Program offers undergraduate students in Justice and Peace Studies (JUPS) a major in the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences, as well as a minor in the College, the School of Nursing and Health Studies, the McDonough School of Business and the School of Foreign Service.

Creative and Collaborative Explorations

The Program fosters creative and collaborative explorations of complex questions of practical morality and domestic and global politics. Innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including social action, community engagement, experiential pedagogy, and student-produced media are hallmarks of the Program. A senior thesis project is the capstone of the JUPS major, affording students the opportunity to pursue scholarly questions in depth among a community of fellow inquirers working for justice and peace.

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Georgetown University Welcomes Dr. Elham Atashi as the Justice and Peace Studies Program Director

What is your vision for the Program?  I am honored to serve as Director of such a prominent Program, though I am not necessarily a newcomer to Georgetown University, having served as…

September 12, 2023

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Stepping Into a New Role: Professor Tony Jenkins

Professor Tony Jenkins begins his new role in JUPS as Assistant Teaching Professor.

August 28, 2023

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JUPS Students Contribute to Global Research Initiative on Mapping Peace Education

“Mapping Peace Education,” an online tool and publication analyzing global peace education efforts, is a new research initiative of the Global Campaign for Peace Education and several leading organizations engaged in peace education research and practice.

December 8, 2021