Peace, Justice and Human Rights Certificates

[ Mission Statement ] 

The Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR) Certificates at Florida Atlantic University are committed to the extensive investigation and understanding of the causes of peace from a multidisciplinary perspective. The program invites the active participation of students at all academic levels as well as the broader community.

[ 2015  Announcements  + and Events] 

In Memoriam


We are saddened by the loss of Dr. Paul Forage, a co-founder and former director of the Peace Studies Program who passed away earlier this month.  We respect and remember his contributions to the Peace Studies Program at Florida Atlantic University. Memorial information here...


Wolfson Lecture


  >> The Birth of The Cyber Left: Technology, Capitalism, and Contemporary Social Movements
Tues, Oct. 20, 5pm, General Classroom South, GS 117, FAU Boca Raton
Lecture by Todd Wolfson, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University. Wolfson's research focuses on the convergence of new media and social movements. He is the author of the recently published book "Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left." He is also a co-founder of the  Media Mobilizing Project  which uses media and communications as a core strategy for building a movement of poor and working people in Philadelphia and beyond. Free and open to the public
View flyer here.

[ About the Program ] 

For many, a prerequisite to peace is the development of compassion and respect. One path to cultivating that compassion and respect is to articulate a core set of rights that all human communities can embrace. The mission of PJHR is to support the study of Peace, Justice and Human Rights from a multidisciplinary perspective by offering academic programs to FAU students and a wide range of lectures and workshops for students and the broader community.

The PJHR certificates are designed to complement a traditional major in any field. The program has a tailored curriculum, which fulfills students’ personal interests, and academic and professional objectives. Graduates enter fields such as law, international relations, social and community work, and education. 

Our curriculum and community outreach programs continue to evolve and expand, but our mission is always the same: we explore the meaning of peace and the paths to/of peace.Whether as a student or community supporter, we invite you to become a part of PJHR Studies.

FAU's Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR)  Certificates have evolved from the Peace Studies Program, which was established in 1999 within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters which brought together students, faculty, and community members to explore pathways to peace and the process of peace building. The FAU Peace, Justice and Human Rights Certificates program sponsors speakers specializing in peace studies related issues, free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Chastain-Johnson Fund and the Schmidt Family Foundation.




 Last Modified 10/2/15