The Center for International Justice Education and Research
Established in Fall 2014, The Center for International Justice Education and Research (CIJER) is a result of several initiatives relating to international activities within the College of Justice and Safety that have been the topic of discussion over the past few years. A number of students and faculty in the School of Justice Studies have been very active in the international arena, attending academic conferences in Europe, Scandinavia, and the Caribbean, as well as leading groups or classes that meet in several countries abroad. Although international education and research has a long and distinguished history here in the College of Justice & Safety, establishing a Center such as this was not formally discussed until 2011. The Center is housed within Graduate Studies and Research in the School of Justice Studies.
Our basic mission is to provide assistance to those students, faculty and staff interested in pursuing activities related to justice education and research internationally. These include but are not limited to:
• CJUS students who desire a “study abroad” experience.
• Faculty and staff who want to work with scholars from foreign institutions on various research projects and endeavors.
• Identifying interested students and faculty from foreign institutions who desire to lecture or study with our faculty and/or engage in collaborative research.
• Providing an umbrella unit and clearinghouse for information in Graduate Studies and Research in the School of Justice Studies where assistance can be provided to those who are attending conferences held abroad, considering international research collaboration or faculty/student exchanges.
• Maintaining a website to showcase Center activities.
• Acting as liaison between the Center for International Studies here at EKU and the activities outlined above within the School.