Document Type


Publication Date

Summer 2012

Journal / Book Title

Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice


As the head of my university’s new International Justice program, I am well placed to speak about the trials and tribulations of teaching students about global politics. Our program draws in Sociology, Justice Studies, and Political Science students. The overarching goal is to make students aware of international issues ranging from genocide and terrorism to international migration and global institutions through the lens of social justice. The social justice lens is particularly effective because it provides a reason for exploring global issues. These issues are not bloodlessly described in my courses with the hopes of extracting causal variables. Instead international issues are framed as issues of justice an

Published Citation

Rubin, G. (2012). International justice: bringing the world home through social justice. Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice, 4(1), 38.