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Month: March 2010

  • Celia Osowski’s placement with the Old Library Trust during her Northern Ireland Semester

    Celia Osowski ’10 participated in the Northern Ireland semester during the spring 2009 semester and described her community placement in Derry / Londonderry. *************** A central part of my semester in Northern Ireland has been my placement with a community organization. The purpose of this placement has been to give me first-hand experience working with…

  • Congolese activist Zawadi Nikuze on reconciliation in North Kivu

    Swarthmore Friends Meeting is honored to host a forum for Swarthmore students, faculty, staff, and members of surrounding communities to meet Congolese activist Zawadi Nikuze. Ms. Nikuze coordinates reconciliation work in the eastern province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. As part of the African Great Lakes Initiative on peace and reconciliation, her…

  • Getting serious about changing conflict rhetoric

    PEACE LOGUES In print | Published March 25, 2010 It’s time to put my money where my mouth is. I didn’t think I could traipse through the whole semester spouting platitudes, did you? Between you and me, it was getting a little old. Have I been all too vague about what I think we should…

  • Boots memorialize Iraq War’s soldiers

    BY LILY GOODSPEED In print | Published March 25, 2010 Sergeant Jennifer Hartman of New Ringgold, Pennsylvania entered the military when she was 17 years old. Four years later a suicide bombing killed her and two fellow soldiers near an electrical substation at her barracks in Baghdad. On Monday, a pair of boots stood alongside…

  • More from the First-Fridays Film Series

    April 2010 – 35th Anniversary of the End to the U.S. War in Vietnam… Hearts & Minds Peace Center of Delaware County First-Friday Free Film Series – April 2, 7p.m., Hearts & Minds Special Showing of the Classic Anti-War Documentary April 2, 7 p.m. – Hearts & Minds (1974, 112 min., Rated R for war…

  • Campus Camp Wellstone coming to Swarthmore

    Campus Camp Wellstone is one of America’s most well respected student activism training groups, and trains students nationwide in mobilizing, messaging, stratigic planning, relationship building, grassroots lobbying, and the Wellstone philosophy of grassroots organizing.  On Saturday  the 24th and Sunday the 25th of April, Campus Camp Wellstone will be coming to Swarthmore to offer a…

  • The Trials of Lawyers in the Era of Torture

    Islamic Studies Annual Lecture Lisa Hajjar Associate Professor of Law and Society University of California, Santa Barbara April 19 4:30 PM Science Center 199 Lawyers are crucial and privileged interlocutors in efforts to challenge and end the US torture policy. Who are these lawyers representing torture victims of the “war on terror?” How has this…

  • What is Palestine? A discourse analysis of Palestinian and Israeli Peace Activists

    “What is Palestine? A discourse analysis of Palestinian and Israeli Peace Activists” Dr. Camelia Suleiman, Lecturer, Tri-College Arabic Program, Bryn Mawr College Thursday, March 25 4:30 PM Bond Hall Where are the temporal and spatial borders of Palestine? Generally, to Israeli activists, Palestine occupies a very specific spatial-temporal locality: all the land between the Jordan…

  • Discover the Peace Collection at Swarthmore

    I was just visiting the Peace Collection website for some information and was inspired to create this quick blog post inviting you to visit the archives website.  The collection of peace movement organizations and individuals is really remarkable. What a fine resource to have right at our finger tips! Do you know what is IN…

  • How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War

    Dominic Tierney, Political Science, Swarthmore College How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War Wednesday, March 31, 2010; 4:30 p.m. Faculty lectures are open to the entire community and provide an excellent opportunity to learn from the current research and scholarship of our colleagues.  All faculty lectures are at 4:30 in the…