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Randall J. Amster


Program Director


Program on Justice and Peace
General profile


Randall Amster teaches and publishes on subjects including peace/nonviolence, homelessness/poverty, social/environmental movements, and political theory. He serves as the executive director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and writes for publications including Common Dreams, Truthout, and the Huffington Post. Among his recent books are Peace Ecology (Paradigm Publishers, 2014), and the co-edited volume Exploring the Power of Nonviolence (Syracuse University Press, 2013).


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