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    Why LSJ?

    We are a supportive intellectual community, where students ask big questions, explore multiple perspectives, and prepare for careers of meaning and purpose.

    Mission and Vision
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    Innovative Faculty & Curriculum

    Our faculty expertise spans multiple social science disciplines, cultivating a dynamic curriculum that fuels creativity and critical thinking.

    Meet Our Faculty
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    Alumni Connections

    Our extensive alumni network provides students with meaningful mentorship and support throughout their undergraduate experience.

    Alumni Network
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    Arzoo Osanloo's New Book Unpacks Forgiveness in the Iranian Justice System

    Forgiveness Work examines the merit and complexities of amplifying the voices of victims’ families.

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    Andre Menchavez Scores Husky 100

    "This recognition reminds me that I am capable of being amazing and that the work I am doing is important.”

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    LSJ in the Community

    Based on our commitment to social justice and service, LSJ maintains a strong presence in the community through internships, advocacy, and volunteering.

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    LSJ Says Goodbye to Office Communications Assistant, Hunter Kulik

    LSJ's Communications Assistant, Hunter Kulik, reflects on her four years at UW as a student as well as her senior year working in the advising office.

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