Tufts University

The peace and justice studies program at Tufts University was founded to develop students’ understanding of various crises and challenges facing the world and to “encourage involvement in nonviolent attempts to build a world of peace and justice.” Three core classes are required, including an introductory course, an internship, and a senior seminar. To major in this field, students also take one class each from five core areas grouped under the following themes: justice, war and peace, violence and peace in culture, conflict resolution, and creating social change. Further, three electives are selected by students and their academic advisers to develop an educational theme (on broad topics such as race, gender and environmental issues) that culminates in the senior seminar and sometimes a senior thesis.

Program director:
Dr. Bruce Hitchner
(617) 627-2261