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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: February 2011

  • The Power of Nonviolent Resistance and the Middle East Today

    In the midst of uprisings spreading across the Middle East, an article titled “The Power of Nonviolent Resistance” by Prof. Lee Smithey appeared in The Atlantic last week. Prof. Dominic Tierney also authors a regular blog on The Atlantic website.

  • Anna Everetts receives the Judy Lord Award

    I am happy to share that our own Anna Everetts (Administrative Assistant for the Programs Office) is a recipient of this year’s Judy Lord Award. The Judy Lord Endowment was established in 2004 by anonymous donors who are friends of the College. The endowment memorializes Judy Lord’s enthusiasm and community spirit and is a reward…

  • Strategic Nonviolent Action in Egypt

    The Atlantic has published a piece by Peace and Conflict Studies Professor, Lee Smithey, on “The Power of Nonviolent Resistance.” (also see Political Science / Peace and Conflict Studies Prof. Dominic Tierney’s blog at The Atlantic.) Expanding on the recent Al Jazeera report on the nuts and bolts of strategic nonviolent action, PBS’ program Frontline…

  • Dov Cohen lecture: The Cultural Logics of Honor, Face, and Dignity Cultures

    Within and Between-Culture Variation: Individual Differences and the Cultural Logics of Honor, Face, and Dignity Cultures Please join the Psychology Department, the Intercultural Center, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program for a lecture by: Dov Cohen, Ph.D. Department of Psychology University of Illinois Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 4:15 p.m. Science Center 101 Swarthmore College…

  • Egypt and Nonviolent Revolution: Teach-in at Haverford

    Haverford will be hosting a teach-in about Egypt next week: ———————————————- Please bring your lunch and join us for a Teach In: Protest and Democracy Movements: Egypt and Beyond Friday, February 18, 12-2pm Haverford College Dining Center, Bryn Mawr Room Roundtable Discussion with: Craig Borowiak (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Haverford College) Anita Isaacs (Benjamin…

  • Swarthmore alumni use music for healing and crossing deep conflict divides

    Musicians without Borders was founded in 1999 by Laura Hassler, ’70. The organization is building a global network that uses the power of music in conflict areas for healing, reconciliation and building nonviolent community. Read about their mission and view additional videos on their website. A Musicians without Borders project with musicians from the UK, Germany,…

  • Jane Addams and the Swarthmore College Peace Collection

    Swarthmore hosts the only special collection library and archive in the U.S. collecting materials solely on peace issues, providing us with unique access to specialized books, journals, and archival materials. You can read about the history of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, its holdings, and Jane Addams’s papers in particular in this article in the…

  • Prof. Farha Ghannam on Tahrir Square

    (photo credit: Mashahed’s Photos’ under a Creative Commons license) Swarthmore’s Professor Farha Ghannam (anthropology) was interviewed in a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the important symbolism of Tahrir Square as the popular uprising demanding political reforms and Pres. Mubarak’s resignation continues in Egypt.

  • Professor Ted Herman (1913-2010) Swarthmore class of 1935

    Ted Herman, an important figure in the development of Peace Studies, recently passed away.  Prof. Herman lived not far from Swarthmore and was well known in the area.  We would like to share this tribute from another major peace studies scholar, Dr. Ian Harris, and express our appreciation and condolences to Prof. Herman’s friends, family,…

  • Prof. Dominic Tierney examines traditions of U.S. militarism

    Prof. Dominic Tierney, a political scientist who serves on the Peace and Conflict Studies steering committee, has been busy during this academic year! Let me draw your attention to his latest book and public commentary. How We Fight: Crusades, Quagmires, and the American Way of War. “How We Fight examines the American experience of war…