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Peace and Justice Studies Program
Tufts University
304 Lincoln-Filene Hall
Medford, MA 02155


Peace and Justice Studies (PJS)

The primary goal of the PJS program is the development of students' knowledge and competencies in fields that contribute towards peace and social transformation.

Our world faces a set of interrelated problems, including militarism and war, political violence and repression, ecological destruction, poverty, hunger, racism, and institutionalized sexism. Throughout the world, international, inter-governmental, and local nongovernmental organizations have formed to confront such problems and to work for nonviolent social change.

PJS was founded to provide students an academic means to integrate an understanding of the many crises facing the world and to encourage involvement in nonviolent attempts to build a world of peace and justice. Education, particularly higher education, offers a valuable setting for creating peace and justice through study and active involvement in social change processes. PJS is dedicated to working to provide a university-wide forum for the discussion of these issues. PJS sponsors or co-sponsors numerous educational events and community activities to enrich and expand classroom work.

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PJS News & Events

The Tufts Daily takes a look at adjustments to the Peace and Justice Studies Program. Read more >

Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Thu., September 21, 2017
Alumnae Hall
Learn more >


Fall 2017 Courses >

New Internship Listing >
Browse our updated internship page to learn how you can find an internship for the summer or next semester. It includes a listing of PJS-related nonprofits in the Boston area.