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.

The Barb Schmidt Fellowship
Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education (CHHRE)
Leon Charney Diplomacy Program

April 26, 2022

PJHR's signature spring event took place on April 19.

Leon Charney Diplomacy Program
April 26, 2022

The program received two Outstanding Delegation and nine Best Delegate in Committee awards

Soyoung Park, Ph.D., FAU's College of Business and PJHR Faculty Affiliate
March 15, 2022

Soyoung Park, Ph.D., FAU's College of Business and PJHR Faculty Affiliate

PJHR Assistant Director Angie Nichols
February 15, 2022

PJHR is now the "Center for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights."

Manuel Oliver speaking with Barb Schmidt Fellows
February 09, 2022

Barb Schmidt Fellowship: Cultivating Community Involvement, Advocacy, and Social Change


Thomas Pickering
April 26, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 10 am - ZOOM

Mahnaz Afkhami
March 17, 2022

Tues, April 19, 4 pm, University Theatre, FAU Boca Raton

CHHRE presents Final Account
January 12, 2022

Wed., January 19, 5 PM | ZOOM

Salim Yaqub, Ph.D.  University of California, Santa Barbara
October 15, 2021

Event Date: Mon, October 25, 4 pm - ZOOM

Aisha Finch Lecture
September 23, 2021

Event Date: Thursday, September 30, 3 pm - ZOOM

Spotlight ALL Spotlight

October 05, 2020

Understanding Child Labor in Myanmar



The Current Crisis in Ukraine - Panel Discussion, FAU Center for Peace, Justice and Human Rights