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Month: March 2009

  • Aaron David Miller Offers Obama Advice On Israel

    Aaron David Miller, author and former adviser to six Secretaries of State, from George Shultz under Reagan to Colin Powell under Bush, came to Swarthmore on Wednesday [March 18, 2009] to offer President Obama some expert advice on how he can best on deal with Israel during his administration. Aaron Brecher ’10 raised funds and…

  • Afghan women’s rights activist Suraya Pakzad to speak at Swarthmore Friends Meetinghouse

    Afghan women’s rights activist Suraya Pakzad to speak at Swarthmore Friends Meetinghouse, Monday, March 23, 7:00 pm For over a decade — beginning in the darkest days of Taliban oppression– Afghan activist Suraya Pakzad and her organization, Voice of Women, has worked to protect girls and women from the abuses of tribal marital customs and…

  • Activism shapes student life at Swarthmore

    Activism shapes student life at Swarthmore BY HANNAH PURKEY In print | March 5, 2009 “During her time at Swarthmore, Miriam Feingold Real ’63 was no stranger to the county jails. An ardent activist who was involved in organizing many of the demonstrations against segregation in Chester, Pennsylvania and Cambridge, Maryland, Real believed that sometimes…

  • International Author and Peace Activist John Dear to Lecture at Chestnut Hill College

    TO CHANGE THE WORLD, WE MUST CHANGE OURSELVES John Dear, S.J., Peace activist, lecturer, and author of A Persistent Peace: One Man’s Struggle for a Non Violent World This event serves as the Inaugural lecture for the Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 7 p.m. Social Room, Fournier Hall LECTURE IS…

  • Gullivers Troubles: the Obama Administration and the Arab-Israeli Conflict – A lecture by Aaron David Miller

    Gulliver’s Troubles: the Obama Administration and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. A Lecture by Aaron David Miller Wednesday, March 18, 4:15-6:30 in Sci 101 Come hear the author of The Much Too Promised Land, an advisor to six secretaries of State on Arab-Israeli issues, and a twenty-year veteran of the State Department talk about America’s role in…