School of Peace Studies

Phone: (619) 260-7919
Fax: (619) 849-8109

Location: KIPJ Room 113
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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About the Kroc School

Jennifer  Freeman

Senior Program Officer for Women, Peace and Security

Jennifer Freeman directs the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice’s Women PeaceMakers Program. Freeman has been involved with the program since 2008 as a two-time Peace Writer and Program Officer.

Prior to joining the institute, Freeman worked with various nongovernmental organizations in Ghana, Northern Ireland, Canada and in Ugandan refugee settlements on issues of women’s rights and peacebuilding through sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response, supporting people living with HIV/AIDS and conducting psychosocial programs for war-affected youth. She has conducted research in Kyaka II refugee settlement in Uganda on gendered security for refugees from the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi.

In 2011 Freeman and IPJ Deputy Director, Dee Aker, launched the first Women PeaceMakers Regional Networks to support women’s myriad roles in peacebuilding during and post-conflict.

Freeman holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Victoria, and an M.A. (summa cum laude) in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, where she studied on a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her writings have appeared in the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, New Routes: A Journal of Peace Research and Action, Peace Policy (published by the University of Notre Dame), and the Christian Science Monitor.

Contact Information

Jennifer  Freeman

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Phone | (619) 260-7569
Office | KIPJ 117