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Month: March 2010

  • Economist Sir Richard Jolly to lecture on the U.N. and Economic Development at Swarthmore College

    Economist Sir Richard Jolly to lecture on the U.N. and Economic Development at Swarthmore College Swarthmore, PA – Economist Sir Richard Jolly will visit Swarthmore College to give two talks about various aspects of U.N. agencies’ involvement in economic development. Both events are free and open to the public. On Tuesday, March 23 at 7…

  • Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai

    A Back to Black Film Festival Presentation Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai Tuesday, March 16, 2010 7:00 p.m. Science Center 199 Swarthmore College Taking Root tells the inspiring story of the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and its unstoppable founder, Wangari Maathai, who, in 2004, became the first environmentalist and first African woman…

  • Eyes Wide Open: An exhibition of the human costs of the Iraq War

    Eyes Wide Open Exhibit Monday, March 22, 2010 10:00 am – 6:00 pm McCabe Library – Second Floor Study Room Followed by a talk with George Lakey on the Military Industrial Complex and US Military Presence in Iraq & Afghanistan Parrish Parlors at 7:00 pm Eyes Wide Open, created by the American Friends Service Committee,…

  • Annual Peace Studies meetings

    This new blog entry by Sigma Chang begins to compile a list of annual meetings with Peace Studies content. (http://bit.ly/a91ATA)  Attending meetings is a great way to learn more about the latest developments and meet others in the field.

  • When Repression Backfires

    On Thursday, February 18, 2010, Lester Kurtz, Professor of Sociology at George Mason University, presented a webinar lecture on a paper co-authored with Lee Smithey (Sociology and Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College).  You can view the presentation, “When Repression Backfires,” via You Tube by following these links: Part One Part Two Part Three…

  • RESCHEDULED Dorothy Marder: An exhibit of photographs and memorabilia

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR: Friday, April 2, 2010, 5 to 7 pm, and Saturday and Sunday April 3-4, 4 to 6pm Dorothy Marder was a peace activist, feminist, and gay rights advocate. Her freelance photography offers a glimpse into activism during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. At the Kitao Gallery Friday, April 2,…

  • Humanitarian Law and the Tribunal System at Guantanamo

    Upcoming events of interest at Haverford College: From the Laws of War to Humanitarian Law March 31 at 4:30PM in KINSC Hilles 109 Siba Grovogui, Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University and author of Beyond Eurocentrism and Anarchy: Memories International Order and Institutions (Palgrave 2006), and Mark Antaki, Assistant Professor of Law at…

  • Dialogue key to Israeli-Palestinian cooperation

    Dialogue key to Israeli-Palestinian cooperation Published February 4, 2010 The deeper I sank into the morass of literature on the Israeli-Arab conflict, the more I realized it is impossible to truly know anything about it. After a while, I developed the only kind of “balanced opinion” one can have on such a contentious subject: an…

  • Peace in the Middle East: A Just Peace or Just Any Peace?

    An upcoming event of interest: Diplomat in Residence Program at Lasalle University presents Peace in the Middle East: A Just Peace or Just Any Peace? Featuring Hanan Ashrawi, Ph.D. Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:30–2 p.m., Dan Rodden Theatre Hanan Ashrawi, Ph.D., will discuss her distinguished work for Palestinian national rights. Ashrawi is the Diana Tamari…