Peace and Justice Studies Association PJSA

Our mission: PJSA works to create a just and peaceful world through:

  • The promotion of peace studies within universities, colleges and K-12 grade levels
  • The forging of alliances among educators, students, activists, and other peace practitioners in order to enhance each other’s work on peace, conflict and non-violence
  • The creation and nurturing of alternatives to structures of inequality and injustice, war and violence through education, research and action.

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New partnership with Canadian School of Peacebuilding CSOP;
Address: Peace & Justice Studies Association, Prescott College, 220 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301, USA;
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About / who we are: 

  • The Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2001 as a result of a merger of the Consortium on Peace research, Education and Development (COPRED) and the Peace Studies Association (PSA). Both organizations provided leadership in the broadly defined field of peace, conflict and justice studies.
  • We are dedicated to bringing together academics, K-12 teachers and grassroots activists to explore alternatives to violence and share visions and strategies for peacebuilding, social justice, and social change.
  • PJSA also serves as a professional association for scholars in the field of peace and conflict resolution studies, and is the North-American affiliate of the International Peace Research Association.

A copy of our by-laws is available here.

Board of Directors and Executive Committee:

  • PJSA holds annual elections to fill open positions on its Board of Directors. Terms are two-years and staggered. Nominations for open positions are regularly solicited from the membership.
  • The Executive Committee is comprised of the Co-Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer, Conference Chair and one other member from the Board.

List of Current Board Members

Our Mission – PJSA works to create a just and peaceful world through:

  • The promotion of peace studies within universities, colleges and K-12 grade levels
  • The forging of alliances among educators, students, activists, and other peace practitioners in order to enhance each other’s work on peace, conflict and non-violence
  • The creation and nurturing of alternatives to structures of inequality and injustice, war and violence through education, research and action.

Our Values & Beliefs – Our members share many of the following values and beliefs:

  • Active nonviolence as a positive force for social change
  • Critical analysis of institutions and social structures
  • Societal transformation toward justice
  • Equitable sharing of world resources
  • Life-long education: community-based and service learning
  • Innovative and effective pedagogy
  • Liberatory use of technology and media research in support of community needs
  • Effective networks and alliances

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