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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: January 2011

  • Perpetual Peace Project Kickoff Lecture at Haverford

    Our colleagues over at Haverford College have an announcement about an upcoming lecture: Kickoff lecture for the Perpetual Peace Project, a collaboration between the Slought Foundation, the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, and the Hurford Humanities Center February 10, 2011; 7:00PM KINSC Sharpless Auditorium Contact: Hurford Humanities Center 610-795-6518 jweissin@haverford.edu

  • What to make of popular resistance in Egypt?

    For commentary on the ongoing popular resistance in Egypt, visit this interview with a friend of PCS, Professor Stephen Zunes,  Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco and chair of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. Juan Cole’s blog, Informed Comment, is also a helpful resource. Professor of Politics and…

  • Nonviolent Peaceforce information session

    You may have heard David Hartsough (co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce) speak in the Scheuer Room last semester about the historical and ongoing development of nonviolent responses to injustice and global and local social, economic, and environmental problems.  Several students expressed an interest in the local chapter of Nonviolent Peaceforce, so the local chapter is holding…

  • Nationalism, Anarchism, Reform: Understanding Political Islam from the Inside Out

    Nationalism, Anarchism, Reform: Understanding Political Islam from the Inside Out A lecture by James Gelvin How can the United States identify its true enemies in what George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror”? How useful and accurate are the labels such as “Islamo-fascist” or “violent extremist” in this task? This talk will lay…