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 academic study and lived pursuits of peace and social justice. 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.

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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.


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Akil Cole (CAS ’24) Defends His Senior Thesis

Congratulations to Akil Cole on defending his senior thesis in IDST titled ” How Gardens and Farms Serve as Essential Goods”. JUPS Professor Dr. Elham Atashi worked with Akil as the thesis…

May 8, 2024

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JUPS Student Vicka Heidt (CAS ’24) Receives Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

The Justice and Peace Studies Program would like to extend its deepest congratulations to Vicka Heidt for receiving the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a highly selective program that provides…

April 25, 2024

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JUPS Students Engage in DC Immigration History

Professor Kim Huisman Lubreski provides JUPS juniors and seniors with a unique opportunity for engaged scholarship by incorporating Washington, D.C., and its rich history of local immigrant…

April 16, 2024