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Month: November 2010

  • George Lakey Named “Peace Educator of the Year”

    Visiting Professor and Research Fellow George Lakey was honored on October 2 by the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) in its conference in Winnipeg, Canada. The PJSA is the professional association of scholars and teachers in the U.S. and Canada, and is part of the International Peace Research Association. Its annual conference is held…

  • War News Radio Gets New Mentor

    See this piece about Jim MacMillan and War News Radio in the latest issue of Swarthmore College Bulletin. By Jeffrey Lott Contrary to popular opinion—or at least the opinion of a lot of other journalists—Jim MacMillan says it’s a “great time to be a journalist.” The new journalist in residence at War News Radio. (WNR)…

  • Nico Udu-Gama Lecture on the School of the Americas

    Nico Udu-Gama School of the Americas Watch Thursday, November 11, 2010 7:30 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College Maps and directions to campus are available. On Thursday, November 11th, Nico Udu-Gama will be coming to discuss the School of the Americas and his role as a field organizer with the School of the Americas…

  • Haverford launches new concentration in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

    Our friends at Haverford have launched a new concentration in Peace, Justice and Human Rights! We congratulate them and look forward to many fruitful collaborations!  Visit their website.

  • A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot

    … and speaking of Swarthmore’s historical links to the pursuit of justice, see this announcement about an upcoming event at Swarthmore’s Public Library. A Discussion with Mary Walton, author of A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot Tuesday, December 7, 2010 7:00 pm Swarthmore Public Library (location) Praise for A Woman’s…

  • “Mind the Light”: a conversation about Quaker values at Swarthmore

    I would like to draw our attention to this announcement about an upcoming conversation about Quaker values at Swarthmore. I expect that discussion will touch on why Swarthmore has a Peace and Conflict Studies program.  Hope to see you there. Interested in the role of Quakers, and Quaker values at Swarthmore? Want to talk about…

  • Anna Badkhen talk: Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories

    Freelance journalist Anna Badkhen spent the last 10 years covering conflict zones. She shares the personal stories of the affected people with whom she met, spoke, laughed, and ate along the way in her new book, Peace Meals, in which the meals she shared serve as a frame for humanizing the way she reports on…