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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. The Program offers undergraduate students in Justice and Peace Studies (JUPS) a major in the Georgetown College of Arts and 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. 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.

Welcome Letter

It is our distinct pleasure to welcome you to the Program on Justice and Peace (JUPS) online portal. We are a dynamic, growing program, one that unflinchingly addresses the critical issues of our time. JUPS students explore patterns and processes of war and peace, violence and nonviolence, and injustice and justice through an interdisciplinary synergy of scholarly engagement and practical application, doing so at all levels from the interpersonal to the international. JUPS strives to uphold and further the mission of Georgetown University by fostering a “commitment to justice and the common good” and instilling an ethic that encourages people “to be responsible and active participants in civic life and to live generously in service to others.” We invite you to learn more about our program and to share in the important work of building a more just and peaceful world.

– Dr. Elham Atashi and Dr. Mark Lance, Directors of the Program on Justice and Peace


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