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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: October 2009

  • Valentino Achak Deng co-author of “What is the What” to speak on campus

    November 2, 2009 7:00 pm Science Center 199 Valentino Achak Deng is the co-author (with David Eggers) of the 2006 National Book Critic’s Circle Award for Fiction Finalist book “What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng”. Mr. Deng is a Sudanese Lost Boy, who survived the Sudanese Civil War in southern Sudan…

  • A Worried Activists Guide to Imperialism and Nonviolent Struggle

    Our own George Lakey has published a chapter titled “A Worried Activist’s Guide to Imperialism and Nonviolent Struggle” in a new book by Howard Clark: People Power: Unarmed Resistance and Global Solidarity More information is available via this link.

  • History Department hosts Margaret Washington lecture on Sojourner Truth

    Oct. 29 James Field Lecture: “Sojourner Truth: Writing the Life of a Legend” by Margaret Washington, Professor of History at Cornell University, and author of Sojourner Truth’s America (2009), and A Peculiar People: Slave Religion and Community-Culture Among the Gullahs (1988). 4:30 PM Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall

  • Food Not Bombs Co-founder Keith McHenry Talk

    Food Not Bombs co-founder, Keith McHenry, will visit Swarthmore on Thursday, October 22 and talk about his 30 years of cooking for peace and working to end hunger, poverty and war. Food Not Bombs shares vegan and vegetarian meals with the hungry in over 1,000 cities around the world each week. McHenry collects, cooks, and…

  • Samia Abbass (class of 2011) is studying in Northern Ireland this semester

    Peace and Conflict Studies minor Samia Abbass ’11 (on the left) arrived in Derry/Londonderry in September to participate in the college’s Northern Ireland Semester. Michael Duffy ’11 and Sarah Brajtbord ’11 are also studying along with Samia. Samia is participating in the college’s Northern Ireland Semester in Derry / Londonderry this fall. Students in the…

  • Amarasinghe Lecture: Democracy and Political Culture: Some Aspects of the Experience of Sri Lanka

    Democracy and Political Culture: Some Aspects of the Experience of Sri Lanka A Talk by Yodage Ranjith Amarasinghe Emeritus Professor of Political Science and former Dean of the Arts Faculty University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Tuesday, October 20 4:30 Scheuer Room Swarthmore College Political culture, understood as patterns of orientations to political objects among members…

  • Organizing Skills Institute on campus in Spring 2010

    Organizing Skills Institute Even the best ideas fail when leaders do not have the skills to organize — to pull together a group, develop a healthy organization, cultivate new leaders, and understand how to plan strategically.? The Organizing Skills Institute — offered by the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and Training for Change…

  • Israeli teenagers speak out against their military

    Read coverage in The Phoenix and the Daily Gazette of Wednesday’s presentation by Maya Wind and Netta Mishly, teenagers who have refused to serve in the Israeli military. The event was co-sponsored by Students for Democratic Society, the Peace Collection, and the Peace and Conflict Studies program.

  • Gladys Monterroso on -The Day that Changed my Life Forever-

    The Intercultural Center, Latin American Studies, and The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility Presents: “The Day that Changed my Life Forever” The Guatemala Human Rights Commission hosts Gladys Monterroso, a Guatemalan lawyer, university professor, secretary general of a political party, and wife of the Guatemalan Human Rights Ombudsman who was kidnapped and tortured…