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Center for Peace, Justice and Human Rights (PJHR)

Launched in 2014, the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) Initiative grew out of FAU’s highly successful Peace Studies Program, which was founded in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters in 1999. PJHR is one of nine key “platforms” in the University’s Strategic Plan. The Initiative is a university-wide, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary effort that brings together scholars, students, practitioners, and community leaders engaged in the themes of social justice, human rights, and peace and nonviolence.

Our collaborative community includes students, university staff, and community partners, as well as dozens of Faculty Affiliates who represent disciplines from across the university and FAU’s six campuses. PJHR also includes the Barb Schmidt Fellowship, Arthur and Emalie Gutterman Family Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education, and the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program.  Together, we are the diverse faculty, staff, and students at a Hispanic-Serving public university, located at the crossroads of the United States and the Caribbean, who believe it is possible and necessary to create a more just, peaceful, equitable world. Our goal is to create positive change locally, nationally, and internationally by advancing knowledge and bold solutions to social problems through our research, teaching and learning, activism, and community engagement.

 

 

 

NEWS
Dr. Annette LaRocco Completes Fulbright Grant in Botswana!
PJHR Affiliate Dr. Annette LaRocco Completes Fulbright Grant in Botswana
Article by Annette LaRocco, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science
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Pictured (Left to Right): Mrs Aliaskandra Pushkarova (Chair of BAZA South Florida), Mr Dzimtry Lukashuk, Dr Palina Prysmakova (PJHR Affiliate, Associate Professor, School of Public Administration)
PJHR Affiliate Dr. Prysmakova Interviewed by Notable Belarusian Journalist
Prysmakova, recently hosted famous Belarusian journalist Dzmitry Lukashuk, who presented his co-authored book Belarusian National Idea during the Marches
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PJHR Director Authors Article in The Washington Post About the Current Protests in Iran
PJHR Director Authors Article in The Washington Post About the Current Protests in Iran
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Rabbi Michael Bernholtz; FAU President John Kelly; Mark Wallach; Marilyn Wallach, FAU benefactor; Barbara Feingold, vice chair of FAU’s Board of Trustees; Brad Levine, chair of FAU’s Board of Trustees; and Michael Horswell, Ph.D., dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, ceremoniously break ground on the future Kurt and Marilyn Wallach Holocaust and Jewish Studies Building at FAU’s Boca Raton campus.
FAU Ceremoniously Breaks Ground on Future Kurt and Marilyn Wallach Holocaust and Jewish Studies Building
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Mujib Mehrdad
FAU Hosts Afghan Scholar for Fall Semester
FAU’s Center for Global Engagement, and Center for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights (PJHR) welcome Mujib Mehrdad
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EVENTS
Montana Tucker
Montana Tucker Headlines Concert-4-Kindness At Florida Atlantic University
4 pm, Sunday, January 15, 2023, Performing Arts Auditorium
Afghan Scholar Mujib Mehrdad
A Poetry Reading with Afghan Scholar Mujib Mehrdad
4 pm, Wednesday, September 14, Culture and Society Bldg., Rm301
Thomas Pickering
"The Ukraine Invasion" with Ambassador Thomas Pickering
Saturday, May 21, 10 am - ZOOM
Mahnaz Afkhami
Defending Women's Human Rights - Mahnaz Afkhami
Tues, April 19, 4 pm, University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton
CHHRE presents Final Account
CHHRE presents Final Account - A Virtual Learning Experience
Wed., January 19, 5 PM | ZOOM
SPOTLIGHT
Palina Prysmakova; Ales Bialatski
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ales Bialiatski and Me
Article by Palina Prysmakova, PJRH Affiliate and Associate Professor, School of Public Administration
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VIDEO


Holocaust and Jewish Studies at FAU