Our Mission

The Fred J. Hansen Peace Chair collaborates across campus to amplify research and teaching about peace in numerous disciplines; partner with campus organizations to offer peace-related programming and activities; strengthen relationships in the broader San Diego/Tijuana social justice communities; and convene noted scholars and practitioners to develop “best practices” for peacebuilding. It also helps to facilitate student internship opportunities in peace-building and social justice.


A Message from the Chair


Promoting Peace

The importance of efforts to promote peace and justice have never been clearer with the tumult of the past few years: the COVID-19 pandemic, escalating conflicts, and a looming environmental crisis. The Fred J. Hansen Peace Chair was founded on the notion that working together toward a common goal can help avert conflict and promote understanding. Since its founding in 1998, this has been one of SDSU’s key platforms to engage and work toward peace and justice in the local San Diego/Tijuana region as well as across the wider world. 

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