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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: July 2010

  • The passing of Art Gish

    Swatties will recognize this 2003 picture, which appears in our program’s promotional materials.  Some students in the program will recall reading Art Gish’s book, Hebron Journal. Sadly, Art Gish perished in a farming accident on Wednesday.  Gish is a life-long peace activist who had an insatiable intellectual curiosity and was deeply humble, committed, and authentic…

  • John Paul Lederach interviewed on Speaking of Faith radio program

    Swarthmore PCS students will be familiar with the name John Paul Lederach. He is Professor of International Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peacebuilding at the University of Notre Dame, and he is the founding director of Eastern Mennonite University’s Conflict Transformation Program and its associated Institute for Justice and Peacebuilding. Dr. Lederach has…

  • Lee Smithey offers webinar on Nonviolent Strategy, Tactics, and Collective Identity

    Back in March, Assistant Professor Lee Smithey offered a live internet webinar on “Nonviolent Strategy, Tactics, and Collective Identity” for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, where he is an academic advisor.  He looks at how tactical choices and their execution are closely related to the construction of collective identities in social movements. Studying collective…

  • Peace Collection Wins Film Preservation Grant

    The Swarthmore College Peace Collection was recently awarded a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation that will support the copying and preservation of five films documenting mid-20th century nonviolent movements. Created by members of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), the oldest religious, pacifist organization in the U.S., the films examine the philosophy on nonviolence,…