For the past five years students have independently majored in Justice and Peace Studies. A formal major in Peace Studies was approved by the University in 2011.
The major reflects the call of Marquette University for interdisciplinary programs that are "academically rigorous and values-centered" and that prepare students "for work in a world of increasing complexity and diversity."
Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J. the Superior General of the Society of Jesus called on Jesuit higher education to engage more deeply with reality, especially with "a world of suffering and need, a broken world with many broken people in need of healing." He called on each Jesuit university to become a "social project...with its rich resources of intelligence, knowledge, talent, vision, and energy, moved by its commitment to the service of faith and promotion of justice." (Challenges to Jesuit Higher Education Today, Mexico City, 2010)
On this site you will find links to other resources at Marquette University that enrich and complement the Major in Peace Studies. We also invite you to keep abreast of the many announcements and news items on the website.
If the Major had a by-line it would be, "If you want peace, work nonviolently for justice."
Welcome to exploring peacemaking and the Major in Peace Studies.
Director of the Interdisciplinary Major in Peace Studies and Associate Professor of Ethics in the Department of Theology