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Randall J. Amster


Program Director


Program on Justice and Peace
General profile


+1 202-687-0376


Randall Amster teaches and publishes on subjects including peace/nonviolence, homelessness/poverty, social/environmental movements, and political theory. He serves as Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Contemporary Justice Review. Among his recent books are Peace Ecology (Paradigm Publishers, 2014), and the co-edited volume Exploring the Power of Nonviolence: Peace, Politics, and Practice (Syracuse University Press, 2013).


  • PhD (2002) Arizona State University, Justice Studies
  • JD (1991) Brooklyn Law School, Law
  • BS (1988) University of Rochester, Physics & Astronomy