Global Peace and Justice Studies
What is the Peace & Justice Studies Community at Montgomery College?
In our preliminary conversations, those of us who have already been meeting have identified three directions in which Peace and Justice studies at MC might move:
- a formal peace studies program with a full curriculum of designated courses aimed at an academic degree
- a less formal program that would include courses from a variety of disciplines aimed at an official certificate
- and “infusion,” which involves focusing courses that already exist on a peace and/or justice theme.
These are not incompatible approaches; in fact, the last may move into the second,
which could eventually result in the first.
At Montgomery College, we pride ourselves on our diversity and on the opportunities we provide for personal and academic growth. With the creation of this initiative, the foundation of a Peace and Justice Studies program here at MC, we wish to establish a forum for bringing to life the maxim “be the change you wish to see in the world.” We wish to explore how to bring the ideals, and the practice, of peace and justice to the classroom, to the campus, to the community, and to the world.
We who have already started the conversation hope that you will join, and that together our voices and our actions will create new learning opportunities that focus on peace and justice at Montgomery College.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”—Mahatma Gandhi
Related careers include arbitration, conflict management, counseling, international relations, mediation and negotiation.
- Career Outlook for Arbitrators, Mediators and Conciliators: Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Professional Associations For Faculty and Administrators
- Faculty Resources For Peace Education
- Free Online Journals
- Historic Documents
- Conflict Resolution Program, Georgetown University
- Global Campaign for Peace Education
- Global Nonviolent Action Database, Swarthmore College
- Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
- National Peace Academy
- Peace Education, Newsletter of the Peace Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association
- Peace Education Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
- United States Institute of Peace
- In These Times
- The Online Journal of Peace and Conflict Resolution
- Peace, Conflict & Development, Dept. of Peace Studies, University of Bradford
- Peace and Conflict Studies, George Mason University
- Peace Newsletter, Syracuse Peace Council, Syracuse, NY
- Peacebuilding Magazine online, alumni magazine of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, PA
Johns, Steven and Rita Marinko, "Holdings of Peace Research Journals in Academic Library
Collections," Library & Information Science Research, Volume 30, Issue 3, September
2008, Pages 185-194. Available to Montgomery College registered students, faculty
and staff through ScienceDirect at:
To view the article, open the following DOI site in your browser: http://dx.doi.org. Enter the entire DOI citation in the text box provided, and then click Go.
- Neither Victims Nor Executioners by Albert Camus, posted by spunk.org.
- Neither Victims Nor Executioners, book by Albert Camus at Montgomery College Library
- "Politics as a Vocation," (PDF, ) a lecture by Max Weber
- The War Prayer by Mark Twain, posted by about.com
- The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, posted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology