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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
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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Mahnaz Afkhami Event Drew Attention to Women's Human Rights
PJHR's signature spring event took place on April 19.
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Leon Charney Diplomacy Program
The Leon Charney Diplomacy Program Places First in the Nation!
The program received two Outstanding Delegation and nine Best Delegate in Committee awards
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EVENTS
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
Salim Yaqub, Ph.D.  University of California, Santa Barbara
Oil-Gotten Gains: Petrodollars, Abscam, and Arab American Activism
Event Date: Mon, October 25, 4 pm - ZOOM
SPOTLIGHT
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Dr. Ashley Graham Kennedy
Understanding Child Labor in Myanmar
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Holocaust and Jewish Studies at FAU