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Month: April 2010

  • Reading Their Way Into History: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women

    In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jane Addams (Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1931), historian and Swat alum. Barbara Sicherman ’55 will talk about her recently published book, Well Read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women. The generation of women who grew up in America’s first Gilded Age left…

  • Swarthmore Peace Week Spring 2010

    HUMAN RIGHTS TO PEACE Theirs NOT to do and die, theirs to REASON WHY. — Monday, April 19 — “Healing Justice: A Journey into Shadow America” Flim Viewing & Talk ((w/snacks!)) by Judith Trustone @ 6:30p in Kohlberg 116 Award winning author, activist and filmmaker, Judith Trustone is the founder and director of Sagewriters, which,…

  • CANCELED: Religious Conflicts and Toleration in Todays Europe

    Lorenzo Zucca, Ph.D. School of Law King’s College, London Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:00 p.m. Trotter 303 Directions to Swarthmore College Sponsored by the departments of Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology & Anthropology /Religious Conflicts and Toleration in Today’s Europe / Lorenzo Zucca, Ph.D. School of Law King’s College, London Tuesday, April 20, 2010…

  • Social Psychology and Peace and Conflict Studies

    Prof. Andrew Ward serves on the Peace and Conflict Studies committee, in an upcoming lecture, he will address important issues related to our program including aggression and intergroup conflict, prejudice and stereotyping, and prosocial action Five Big Ideas: Insights from Social Pscyhology Andrew Ward Associate Professor of Psychology 4:30 p.m., Wednesday April 21 , 2010…

  • Taxes Peacemaking and Conscientious Objection to War

    IRRESISTIBLE FORCE (THE I. R. S.) MEETS IMMOVABLE OBJECT (CONSCIENTIOUS WAR TAX REFUSER): A Conversation on Taxes, Peace Making and Conscientious Objection to War A Talk by Mr. Robin Harper April 21st, 2010 (Wednesday) 7:30pm – 9pm Science Center 199 Come hear from a man who has chosen not to pay the portion of income…

  • Three Days in Palestine

    Simulation aims to spark dialogue Olivia Natan | Phoenix Staff Sarah Brajtbord ’11 said her visit to Palestine after her freshman year made a dramatic impact on her. “Going through the checkpoints [of the West Bank] as a privileged American, especially as a privileged Jewish American, was one of the most profound and emotional experiences…

  • Cambodia Week

    SwatCambodia was founded two years ago by Jennifer Trinh ’11 (minor in Peace and Conflict Studies).  Read more about SwatCambodia. Cambodia Week Schedule -Friday, April 9th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Fruit Smoothies and Goodies on sale near Parrish Porch! Fruit Smoothies will be $3 each, and we’ll have various different types (and you can…

  • Water, Violence, and Peacebuilding lecture by Ken Conca

    “Water, Violence, and Peacebuilding” A lecture by Ken Conca April 12, 2010, 7:30 p.m. Science Center Room 199 Ken Conca from the University of Maryland is coming to campus on Monday, April 12th to give a talk entitled “Water, Violence, and Peacebuilding.” The talk provides a critical look at all the media “water wars” talk,…

  • Mark Hanis (class of 05) to speak at the 29th Annual Governors Holocaust Remembrance Program

    Genocide seems to be the topic of the week. ADL Announces 2010 Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program Date: March 5, 2010 The Mountain States Office of the Anti-Defamation League announced that the 29th Annual Governor’s Holocaust Remembrance Program will take place on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, when Mark Hanis, the grandson of four Holocaust survivors, will tell his story…

  • General Romeo A. Dallaire on Humanitarian Intervention and films at Haverford this week

    Talk by Lieutenant General The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, (Ret’d), and Canadian Senator April 8, 4:30PM; KINSC Sharpless Auditorium Dallaire’s talk will address genocide prevention in terms of “The Responsibility to Protect (R2P)” and a new initiative, “The Will To Intervene” (W2i). Lieutenant General The Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire, (Ret’d), and Canadian Senator, has had…