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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: December 2008

  • Swatties Respond to the Mumbai Attacks

    On November 26 in Mumbai, India, terrorists attacked several prominent Mumbai landmarks. Over the course of a three-day siege, over 170 people lost their lives. On December 2 and 3, vigils were held for the victims of these attacks and on December 12, an open Shabbat service will honor the memory of those lost. In…

  • STAND urges abstention from luxuries in anti-genocide campaign

    This week, SwatSTAND, the Swarthmore chapter of STAND, A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition, has been encouraging the Swarthmore community to participate in a nation-wide STAND fast to raise money for and awareness about genocide. ??We are asking that for a period of time, be it for one day or for the entire week, students give up…

  • Controversial activist promotes vegetarianism, peace

    Can vegetarianism reduce the likelihood of war? Since 1980, Food Not Bombs has been arguing that it can. One of the organization’s co-founders, Keith McHenry, gave a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 25, focusing on the history of Food Not Bombs and its major goals: supporting vegetarianism and redirecting military expenses to providing food. … more…

  • Peace and Conflict Studies in Northern Ireland

    During the spring semester of 2008, Swarthmore College launched an innovative community-based study abroad program in Northern Ireland, and two Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) students, Reina Chano ’09 and Maurice Weeks ’09, were the first to complete the inaugural semester. A third PCS student, Jessa Deutsch ’10, participated in a summer internship this past…