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January 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Eunah Lee, Department of Philosophy, on being awarded a MUCTJ Faculty Workshop grant for her program on "The Integrity of Memory: Comfort Women in Focus."



December 2014

Congratulations to Catyln Origitano, Department of Philosophy, on being awarded a Graduate Student Research Grant for her project on "Art during Genocide." As part of the project she will be conducting research at Terezin and the Jewish Museum in Prague.


Congratulations to Alexandre Martins, Department of Theology on being awarded Graduate Student Research Grant for his project on "Global Health and Justice in Health Care: A Liberating Approach from Below." As part of the project he will be conducting field work with the Order of Saint Camillus in the slums of Bolivia.


September 2014

MUCTJ 2014-2015 Graduate Student Research Grant Competition


The Marquette University Center for Transnational Justice is pleased to offer funding for research conducted by graduate students enrolled in the Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. The Center will be awarding two Graduate Student Research Grants of up to $2500 for work on an issue of economic, political, or social justice that crosses national borders. Issue areas include but are not limited to immigration, forced migration and human trafficking, human rights, economic development, global trade and finance, pandemic diseases, and climate change. Details about the grants including eligibility and application procedures are available at



May 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Louise Cainkar, Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new Honors course on "Issues in American Immigration."


Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Ogbonnaya, Department of Theology, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new course on "Theology and Globalization."



December 2013

Congratulations to Brittnea Roozen, M.A. Candidate in International Affairs, Department of Political Science, for being awarded a CTJ Graduate Student Research Grant to explore prostitution and transient populations in Ethiopia.


September 2013


CTJ hosted a visit to the Marquette campus by Japanese representatives of TAMA, an association that helps small and medium-sized enterprises in west Tokyo, Saitama and Kanagawa export their products overseas.


The CTJ 2013-2014 Graduate Student Research Grant Competition is now open. Information is available on the grants page.


May 2013


Congratulations to Dr. Grant Silva, Department of Philosophy, on being awarded a CTJ Course Development Grant for a new interdisciplinary graduate course on "the Politics and Ethics of State Membership." The course will focus on issues of immigration, refugees, and citizenship.   Additional information is available on the grants page.


December 2012

Congratulations to Kelli Nagel, Joint M.A.-J.D. Candidate in International Affairs and Law, for being awarded a CTJ Graduate Student Research Grant to explore human trafficking and the H-2A guest worker program in the United States.

June 2012

June 22: Four members of the CTJ workshop team exploring the political processes and impact of naming and shaming, presented draft papers from the project at the joint BISA -ISA (British International Studies Association - International Studies Association) conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland.

May 2012

Congratulations to Dr. John Su, Department of English, for being awarded a CTJ course development grant. Additional information is available on the grants page.

April 2012

Congratulations to Molly Giese, M.A. student in the Department of Political Science. Molly has been awarded a CTJ Graduate Student Research Grant. She will be traveling to Brazil this summer to conduct research on how governments have addressed tensions between human rights protections and economic growth and development.

February 2012

The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies:Call for Proposals for the 26th Annual Student Conference. Proposal Deadline: February 20, 2012

This conference hosted by the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking and co-sponsored by the Center for Transnational Justice invites college and university undergraduate and graduate students from Wisconsin and surrounding states to send submissions for its annual conference.


January 2012

Announcements of the CTJ research grant competitions for graduate students and faculty. For additional information see the grants page.


September 2011

September 26: CTJ hosted a MU lecture at the AMU by Prof. Dr. Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven, on "The International Community and the Future of Afghanistan." Prof. Dr. Justenhoven is Director of the Institute for Theology and Peace, Hamburg and teaches political philosophy at the University of Freiburg. 

May 2011

May 13-14: CTJ hosted an international workshop of scholars and policy practitioners exploring the political processes and impact of 'name and shame' strategies. Panels addressed dynamics of naming and shaming across issue areas including human rights violations, money laundering, human trafficking, targeted economic sanctions, and corporate social responsibility.

March 2011

March 24:CTJ hosted a MU lecture by Jeff Stillings on "The Challenge of Human Trafficking in Wisconsin," at the Alumni Memorial Union room 163, beginning at 3:30 p.m.. Jeff Stillings is Supervisory Special Agent, ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


February 2011

February 8: CTJ hosted a public lecture by Verónica Leyva on "Cuidad Juarez: The Definitive Neoliberal City" at the Alumni Memorial Union room 227, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Verónica Leyva is a grassroots organizer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. She spent ten years working in the maquiladora industry, and has been organizing in her community for fifteen years conducting workshops on worker’s and women’s rights. In her presentation, Verónica Leyva will discuss the grassroots struggle at the border to confront militarization, violence against women, increased internal migration, and the ties between the narco-conflict and free trade.

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