The Center for Peace and Justice Education co-hosts an annual symposium for graduate student research presentations on issues of peace and justice.

This one-day, no-cost, hybrid (zoom and in-person) event is an opportunity for graduate students to present and showcase their research, providing expertise and perspectives on topics related to justice and peace. We encourage proposals from any discipline or department and welcome participation from all graduate and doctoral students.


"Peace and Justice: At the Margins and the Center"

Friday, February 16, 2024 | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

St. Rita's Community Room, 102 St. Rita Hall 

The Center for Peace and Justice Education, Catholic Relief Services, and the Augustinian Institute are hosting this year's Graduate Student Peace and Justice Symposium in St. Rita Hall.  

The conference theme, “Peace and Justice: At the Margins and the Center” aims to explore various interdisciplinary studies that account for the voices and interests of those on the margins of society, while also recognizing the reality and responsibilities of those at the centers of political and economic power. 

Villanova's Raúl Diego Rivera Hernández, PhD, Director of Latin America Studies Program, will open with his remarks, "Searching for Disappeared Migrants: Three Examples from Central America, Mexico, and the U.S.-Mexico Border." 

Student Presentation Panel topics include Agency and EmpowermentNarratives/CounternarrativesInterreligious RelationshipsHope and Relationships, and Trauma and Crises.

Sr. Dani Brought, ASC, will deliver the closing address, "Catholic Sisters Walking with Migrants: Experience and Discernment." 

The Symposium is free and open to all. Please register below. In-person participants who register by February 5, 2024 will be provided a catered lunch. This event is ACS approved. 


The Center often records their events, making them accessible to the wider community. You can watch them on YouTube.

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