PJSA is happy to work in partnership with a variety of organizations. Members of PJSA will receive special discounts from each of these organizations. Not a member? Learn more about joining PJSA today!
National Peace Academy
The mission of the National Peace Academy is to support, advance and nurture cultures of peace by conducting research and facilitating learning toward the development of peace systems and the development of the full spectrum of the peacebuilder. The NPA is especially interested in establishing partnerships with PJSA members' organizations.
Discounts to PJSA members: The National Peace Academy offers a 15% tuition discount to individual PJSAmembers, and to all faculty, staff, students and community members whose belong to institutional members. Additionally, the NPA will also grant priority to PJSA members who apply to programs with limited space.Browse the National Peace Academy's course offerings
Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs
Since April 2005, PJSA and the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) have been working together to provide opportunities for students to participate in academically rigorous, experiential learning programs focused on social justice and social change.
Created in 1971, HECUA is a consortium of 18 colleges, universities, and associations cooperating to provide interdisciplinary, community-based learning, and to foster and practice education for social justice and civic engagement. HECUA programs occur inU.S. and international sites of activity that provide dynamic contexts for integrated learning and collaborative action, and where students can discover their roles in creating just, equitable, and sustainable societies. Program sites include Bangladesh, Ecuador, Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Minnesota and the southern United States. There is a strong internship component in all semester programs, and theory and practice are carefully integrated. A PJSA liaison serves on the HECUA board of directors.
Discounts to PJSA members: Undergraduate students enrolled at PJSA member institutions receive special benefits when they enroll in HECUA study away programs: a discount of $500 on the non-consortium fees for semester programs, and a discount of $150 on the non-consortium fees for short programs.
Complete program descriptions and application materials are available at www.hecua.org.
Canadian School of Peacebuilding
The Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) brings together local, national, and international practitioners and students of peace annually for intensive one-week courses on peacebuilding. Its goal is to serve peacebuilders around the world by bringing them together in a collaborative learning community, nurturing and equipping them for various forms of peace practice, and exposing them to some of the most significant, emerging ideas and teachers in the field.
PJSA is a sponsor of the annual peacebuilding program, while CSOP promotes PJSA throughout its network.
BCA Study Abroad
In 2005, BCA Study Abroad entered into a partnership with PJSA to promote peace and justice through education, research and action and to engage students, faculty, and college and university staff members in international programs focused on peace, justice and other issues of mutual concern.
Discounts to PJSA members: PJSA institutional members' students and PJSAstudent members will receive special consideration for BCA’s distinctive educational programs all over the world. BCA will waive application fees for peace studies students from PJSA member institutions who want to attend BCA peace and justice studies programs abroad.
Center for Global Education and Experience
In November 2008, PJSA partnered with the Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) at Augsburg College to add another scholastic membership benefit.
Discounts to PJSA members: Both individual PJSA members and individuals associated with a PJSA institutional member will receive:
- $500 off fees for undergraduate students going on the Center’s Mexico or Central America semester programs
- $100 off fees for faculty, staff, or students going on the Center’s customized programs.
Since 1979, Augsburg's CGEE has been a pioneer in peace and justice studies abroad, and working towards a just and sustainable world has been central to their mission. Program details can be found at http://www.augsburg.edu/global/.
Northwest Earth Institute
PJSA and the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) are pleased to be partnering to achieve our shared vision of a more peaceful, sustainable world. The NWEI offers programs for educators and activists, including the annual EcoChallenge program and ten discussion courses — including Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability, which connects the dots between three of society's most pressing challenges.
This partnership includes an opportunity for the PJSA community to support PJSA every time they purchaseNWEI discussion course books. Organizing NWEI’s Seeing Systems discussion course (or any of the NWEIcourses) will give you the tools to inspire your community to take action on the issues that matter. Discussion course books cost only $27, and PJSA members who reference their membership when purchasing the books at www.nwei.org will be making a $5 donation to support PJSA’s work.