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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: March 2011

  • Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir to visit Swarthmore

    Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir LPAC Theater, Swarthmore College Saturday, April 2, 2011 7:00 PM Join Reverend Billy’s Earthalujah! show on Saturday April 2 in LPAC . This is a show unlike any you’ve seen before, a hybrid sermon/song/carnivalesque extravaganza that you won’t soon forget. The show is family friendly but big…

  • Prof. Dominic Tierney on Radio Times: The Obama doctrine and Libya

    This morning, after President Obama’s address to the nation last night, Swarthmore’s Prof. Dominic Tierney appeared on WHYY’s program Radio Times, to talk about the Obama doctrine and Libya. You can listen to the interview with the player at the bottom of this post. From Radio Times: The morning after President Obama’s prime-time speech about…

  • Singing Revolution film screening on March 30: Music as nonviolent resistance in Estonia

    Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College is organizing a three-film series this semester based around the theme of Nonviolent Movements for Rights and Liberation. Our second film will be The Singing Revolution. Music sustained the Estonian people during decades of Soviet and Nazi occupation and was a crucial part of their struggle for freedom…

  • Professor Lee Smithey Reflects on Nonviolent Resistance Movements in Tunisia and Egypt

    Swarthmore’s News and Information office recently posted a story on the emergence of mass nonviolent resistance in the Middle East. Lee Smithey, associate professor of sociology and coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, recently published an article in The Atlantic regarding the revolutionary nonviolent resistance movement that toppled the long-established authoritarian regimes in Tunisia and…

  • Dr. Kristen Gwinn lecture on Emily Greene Balch and internationalism

    Please join us for a lecture by Kristen E. Gwinn, Ph.D. about her book, Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism. Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. McCabe Library Popular Reading Room Swarthmore College Maps and driving instructions are available Download flyers (keystroke Ctrl+S in Google Docs) Visit the display of Balch’s books,…

  • Jasper Goldberg ’12 on his travels and peace and conflict studies minor

    Jasper Goldberg ’12 has been commenting on his study abroad experience and his minor in peace and conflict studies on the college’s website. Swarthmore has given me a solid background in peace and conflict studies, but I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of my minor and see the actual places that I read so much…

  • Introducing the Global Nonviolent Action Database – A Fireside Chat on “Contextualizing Egypt in the History of Nonviolent Tactics”

    WHAT IF activists around the world who want to be more effective could turn to a database of actual cases, to get ideas for creative nonviolent strategies and tactics? WHAT IF scholars and writers who are researching alternatives to violence could turn to a global database with thousands of cases where people used nonviolent action…

  • “Budrus” film screening on March 16: Nonviolent resistance in Palestine

    Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College is organizing a three-film series this semester based around the theme of Nonviolent Movements for Rights and Liberation. Our first film will be Budrus. When: March 16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Where: The Keith Room of the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at Swarthmore College This…