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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: February 2009

  • Lang Professor George Lakey Receives Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize

    This announcement is belated but nonetheless exciting! This past summer, Prof. George Lakey was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize by the Fellowship of Reconiliation. Here is the college’s press release: Lang Professor George Lakey Receives Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize by Alisa Giardinelli 06/27/2008 Lifelong nonviolent activist and educator George Lakey…

  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict sparks discussion

    “When Students for a Free Palestine held a discussion last week about recent violence in Gaza, its members admitted that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a historically complicated issue, riddled with emotion and politics. But the group’s leaders said that that was not what they wanted to talk about. Although SFP is a pro-Palestine activist group,…

  • Zunes talk: After the Gaza War: Human Rights, International Law, and U.S. Policy toward Israel and Palestine

    Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco will deliver a talk, “After the Gaza War: Human Rights, International Law, and U.S. Policy toward Israel and Palestine,” on February 19, 2009 at 4:15 in Upper Tarble (Clothier). (flyer) Dr. Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies…

  • Swarthmore Students for a Democratic Society attend the the annual vigil to close the School of the Americas

    In November 2008, Swarthmore Students for a Democratic Society joined peace activists from across the country at the annual vigil to close the School of the Americas, a purported training academy for mercenary armies serving repressive regimes in Latin America, at Fort Benning, Ga. You can view a video covering their trip.

  • Peace and Conflict Studies lectures at Haverford College

    Several upcoming talks at our sister college, Haverford, may be of interest: Thursday, January 29, 2009 Jill Stauffer ??Human Rights:? What is in the Law, Who is the Subject??? 4:30PM Gest Center 101 Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Keith Brown “The sum of tiny things: Fieldwork, democracy and The Ugly American in post-conflict Macedonia, 2001-2008” 4:30…

  • Prof. Ellen Ross, Quakers, and the Friends Historical Library

    The following is excerpted from @library.edu: The Newsletter of the Swarthmore College Library. Spring 2009. Vol. 11, no. 2. Professor Ross’ course, “Living in the Light: Quakers Past and Present” (Religion 23) counts toward a Peace and Conflict Studies minor. Ellen Ross: Living in the Light: Quakers Past and Present Some assignments take advantage of…