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Educating for Peace and Human Rights, Virtual Book & Series Launch

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Monisha Bajaj is a Professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. She is also a Visiting Professor at Nelson Mandela University-Chair, Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation in South Africa. Dr. Bajaj is the editor and author of seven books and numerous articles on issues of peace, human rights, migration, and education. She has developed curriculum and teacher training materials—particularly related to human rights, racial justice, ethnic studies, and sustainability—for non-profit and national advocacy organizations as well as inter-governmental organizations, such as UNICEF and UNESCO. In 2015, Dr. Bajaj received the Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award (2015) from Division B of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Maria Hantzopoulos is currently an Associate Professor, Vassar College. She earned her BA from Boston University in History, her MA in Social Studies Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and her doctorate at Teachers College in International Educational Development with a specialization in peace education. Her work broadly considers how educational processes structure inequity in their contexts and beyond. Her research interests include school culture and climate, project-based assessment, peace and human rights education, migration and education, and social studies curricula.


October 9th, 2021 virtual launch of the new book "Educating for Peace and Human Rights: An Introduction" with co-authors Maria Hantzopoulos (Associate Professor, Vassar College) and Monisha Bajaj (Professor, University of San Francisco).

This book also launches a new book series with Bloomsbury focused on peace and human rights education, and the authors will be joined in conversation by members of the book series' editorial board, Michalinos Zembylas (Professor, Open University of Cyprus); Hakim Williams (Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach Professor of Peace and Justice Studies, Gettysburg College); and Margo Okazawa-Rey (Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University). The panel will be moderated by Amy Argenal (Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco).