Make the World a Better Place: Peace, Justice and Social Innovation Introduction Class

Wednesday, August 31, 2016TOPICS: US-Mexico BorderStudent Success


Throughout the next few weeks, students across campus will finalize their class schedules. It’s an exciting and important time. Decisions that will affect students’ careers are being made and new relationships are being formed. Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, assistant professor in the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, is especially excited because of a particular new undergraduate class he’s teaching: Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies.

As Fitzpatrick quickly explains, it’s not an ordinary class.

“This class is about how to make the world a better place. Students will learn about innovations in new technology, social movements and non-violence. We'll also visit the US-Mexico border to get a sense of how these things apply to the place we're in. It's going to be awesome.”

Meeting each Tuesday and Thursday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in KIPJ 214, the class is guaranteed to be an educational, and exciting, process. And luckily, it’s a class that can benefit all majors.

“The more perspectives in the room, the better this class is: engineering, medicine, law, art, business are all important for making the world a better place,” Choi-Fitzpatrick states. “If you're interested in what's going on in the world and want to get engaged then this is the class for you.”

If you’re interested in taking the class, there’s still time to register! Click here for more information.

— Taylor Milam


Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies


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