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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: April 2009

  • Students for a Democratic Society to host Anti-War Conference

    The Students for a Democratic Society at Swarthmore College invite you to attend an: ANTI-WAR CONFERENCE Thursday, April 23 through Saturday April 25, 2009 The Beehive Design Collective presents: “Dismantling Monoculture” A visual tour of the connections between militarism, resource extraction and resistance. Thursday April 23rd, 4:30pm Science Center lawn (between Kohlberg and Sci Center)…

  • Useful Media Sites for News About Conflict and Peace

    Craig Zelizer, founder of the Peace and Human Development Network, suggests ten top sites for news about conflict and peace. See his blog post. ————————————– Dear Colleagues In today’s increasingly connected world there are thousands of resources available to obtain news and analysis about conflict and peace related issues. However, there are not that many…

  • Davis Project for Peace Grant Awarded to Two First-Year Students

    by Stacey Kutish 4/14/2009 (original release by Swarthmore College) Swarthmore College first-year students Joshua Cockroft and Kimberly St. Julian have been awarded a Davis Project for Peace grant for their proposal to develop sanitation and hygiene practices in rural Madagascar. The $10,000 grant will enable them to travel to Madagascar this summer where they will…

  • Conflict Education through Student Journalism

    Emily Hagar ’10 has contributed an essay to the Harvard Educational Review about her experience as a War News Radio journalist. A brief excerpt follows below. You may read an adaptation of the essay on the Swarthmore College website. It is one o’clock in the morning, and all I want to do is go to…

  • Filmmaker Spiro shows tragic wounds of ‘War’

    Last Friday at LPAC, the Film and Media Studies Department and War News Radio hosted Ellen Spiro and her documentary “Body of War.” “Body of War” is a documentary co-directed by Spiro and Phil Donahue that chronicles the story of Iraq-war veteran Tomas Young as he deals with his disability. After only five days in…

  • Swarthmore STAND to sponsor events on genocide

    Several events sponsored by Swarthmore’s chapter of STAND are coming up! April 9th – Swarthmore College will host French filmmaker Fabienne Le Houerou speak about “The impact of the decision of the International Court of Justice to arrest the Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir on the Darfurian refugees perspective” and see part of her documentary film…

  • 5th Annual Tri-Co Peace Week: Refugees and issues of human rights during conflict

    This year is the 5th annual Tri-Co Peace Week (April 8-11, 2009), bringing you events designed to inspire students at Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford, Colleges to think critically and in new ways about the struggles for and between violence and peace, about their personal relationship with these concepts, and about how they themselves can…