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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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

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Alumni Spotlight: Maggie Ferrato

COL ’14 JUPS and Environmental Studies minor and History major As a JUPS Student, what was your concentration and what was your thesis about? As a JUPS minor, since…

July 10, 2019

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JUPS Program Celebrates the Class of 2017

The day before graduation, JUPS majors, minors, and certificates of the class of 2017 gathered in Arrupe Hall with their families for the program’s annual senior celebration before the university-wide social justice sendoff.

May 25, 2017