Students on the grass speak to USF President.

Peace & Justice Studies, Minor

The Peace and Justice Studies minor offers you an analysis of conditions that lead to war and injustice, as well as opportunities to develop a vision for a just and peaceful society and an appreciation of how they can contribute to that goal.

The possibility of change, as evidenced by the growth in recent years of democratic governance and nonviolent movements for justice and freedom, is encouraging. New possibilities for peace and justice have emerged from the end of the Cold War and the rise of international non-governmental organizations. Nevertheless, new problems encouraged by entrenched attitudes and oppressive institutions continue to impede progress towards a more just and peaceful world. Ethnic violence has increased and the gap between rich and poor, both in the United States and in the world as a whole, is growing. Militarism continues, and the destruction of the environment threatens the very survival of the planet.

Special Events

We arrange educational events to supplement our classroom work and internships, including sponsoring films and speakers, hosting conferences, and organizing off-campus volunteer projects.

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Peace and Justice Coalition

Students in the program, along with other students, have a club known as the Peace & Justice Coalition, which has regular meetings and organizes various campus activities.

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Peace Review Journal

The program edits the internationally circulated quarterly journal Peace Review.

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John Iosefo in New York City

John Iosefo '21

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow

USF Senior Named to National Fellowship

I’d love to get into those areas where the U.S. is intimately involved in peace negotiations in Europe — I studied abroad in Rome and studied French at USF. I want to do the hard work of diplomacy.”

John Iosefo '21

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellow

Peace & Justice Studies, Minor

2130 Fulton St.
Kalmanovitz Hall 277
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

Mon-Fri: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.