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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: May 2009

  • Quakers, Quietism, and Activism

    Professor Ellen Ross, who serves on the Peace and Conflict Studies committee, and Chris Densmore, Curator of the Friends Historical Library will join Elaine Pryce, Pendle Hill’s Henry J. Cadbury Scholar for 2008-9 to discuss Quietism and Quakerism in the Barn at Pendle Hill on Thursday night, May 28, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Visit Pendle Hill’s website…

  • Congratulations to our graduating seniors!

    Students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Lang Center for our annual picnic yesterday in order to socialize and congratulate our graduating seniors of the class of ’09! Julian Chender Jonathan Leung Maurice Weeks Reina Chano Ian Yarett Unfortunately, we weren’t able to sit outside because of the rain, but we enjoyed the opportunity to…

  • Activism shapes student life at Swarthmore

    A recent article that appeared in The Phoenix offers a historical perspective on peace and justice activism at the college. “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,…

  • Appreciation of George Lakey

    George Lakey has served as the college’s Lang Visiting Professor of Issues for Social Change within the Peace and Conflict Studies Program for the past three years. Faculty, students, and staff gathered on Friday, May 1, 2009 to show their appreciation and sing Broadway show tunes in Parrish Parlor. We have been privileged to have…

  • SDS explores definition of anti-war movement

    Students for a Democratic Society held an Anti-War Conference from April 23-25 that addressed the ways in which the anti-war movement can extend beyond pacifism. According to Maurice Weeks ??09, a member of SDS, this semester the group took on a stronger anti-war focus. “Anti-war issues were sort of moving further and further off of…