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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News Archive

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Peace career talk with Dr. David Smith

On Thursday, October 26th, 2023, Dr. David Smith from the Peace and Justice Studies Association came during Dr. Ensor’s Research Methods for JUPS class to provide career insight and advice for…

October 31, 2023

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JUPS alumni Emilia Toledo addresses the threat of gentrification in VA through her new documentary: Perdiendo el sabor latino

With the increasing presence of large corporations, such as Amazon, in Arlandia, Virginia, the predominantly latino community, specifically Central American, called Chirilagua is faced with rising rent prices that will displace the local population.

October 3, 2023

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Akil Cole (CAS ‘24): My Lessons from Cape Town: The Beauty & Complexity South Africa

Akil Cole was a participant in the JUPS’ summer study abroad program, Social Transformation in South Africa, for the 2023 session. To read more about his experience and travels on his blog,…

October 3, 2023