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Month: June 2010

  • The Passing of Elise Boulding

    It is with fondness and sadness that we join with many others in the Peace Studies community in grieving the passing of Prof. Elise Boulding. The loss of Prof. Boulding is perhaps especially poignant for us this year, since we just recently learned that Reina Chano ’09 is to be awarded the Elise M. Boulding…

  • Wein and Kreuzer serve as Honors Examiners

    We would like to offer a belated thanks to Barbara Wein (American University) and Marcus Kreuzer (Villanova University) for serving as honors examiners for the program’s class of 2010. Professor Wein is a long-time peace educator and public intellectual who served as Co-Director of Peace Brigades International from 2003 to 2008.  Professor Kreuzer is a…

  • Reina Chano (class of 2009) awarded the Elise M. Boulding Undergraduate Student Paper Award by the Peace War and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association

    We are happy to announce that Reina Chano ’09, an honors minor in Peace and Conflict Studies (History major), has been awarded the Elise M. Boulding Undergraduate Student Paper Award by the Peace, War, and Social Conflict Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) for a paper, “Youth in Northern Ireland: The Role of Narratives…

  • Jared Leiderman (class of 05) writes for Secure Nation

    Jared Leiderman ’05 has become a guest contributor on the blog Secure Nation.  Read his first post, “The Military-Civilian Divide – A Civilian’s Perspective (Part 1)” “For a country at war, it’s odd how little we civilians know about the military. There appears to be a civil-military culture gap that is growing quickly. And that’s…

  • Halliday and Maguire press conference

    Denis Halliday and Mairead Corrigan Maguire have participated in a press conference upon their return to Ireland after deportation from Israel, where they were passengers on the Rachel Corrie. Mairead Corrigan Maguire: Denis Halliday: Additional clips from the press conference are available.

  • Halliday and Maguire return to Ireland

    Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary General and 2000-2001 Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change (in Peace and Conflict Studies) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Peace People, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, return to Ireland following the seizure of their humanitarian aid ship in international waters and their forced entry into Israel,…

  • Denis Halliday former Lang Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies sails for Gaza after Israeli attack on flotilla

    I failed to mention in the previous post about Mairead Corrigan Maguire, that Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary General and 2000-2001 Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change (in Peace and Conflict Studies) at Swarthmore, is also aboard the MV Rachel Corrie on its way to Gaza. Maguire and Halliday are attempting to deliver…

  • Mairead Corrigan Maguire sails toward Gaza after Israeli attack on flotilla

    Only hours after Swarthmore College awarded an honorary degree to John Braxton (class of 70), in part for his voyage on the Phoenix sailing ship which broke the US blockade of Vietnam in 1967, Israeli commandos attacked a flotilla of peace activists seeking to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza.  Information is still slowly leaking out,…

  • John Braxton (class of 70) receives honorary degree

    On Sunday, at the graduation of the class of 2010, John Braxton (class of 1970) was awarded an honorary degree for his conscientious objection during the Vietnam War and his long peace and justice activism. In her introduction, President Chopp said, “John Braxton, you are a long-time Quaker activist and labor reformer, and founder and…