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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: October 2011

  • Women, War, and Peace series premieres October 11

    Watch the full episode. See more Women War and Peace. [Check your local listings] [from pbs.org] Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but…

  • Looking for a career in the peace and justice field?

    A recent thread on the Peace and Justice Studies Association listserv produced a number of resources for students exploring careers in the field. Starting a Career Building Peace by David J. Smith Strategic Peacebuilding Pathways Career Resources on the Peace and Collaborative Development Network Also visit a previous blog post on this site on this…

  • The Psychology of U.S. Reaction to 9/11

    Our colleague at Bryn Mawr, Clark McCauley, recently wrote online and in the press about humiliation in Americans’ reactions to 9/11, manifested in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Prof. McCauley is Co-Director of the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict. His course, “Political Psychology of Group Identification,” can be counted by Tri-college…

  • Remembering Wangari Maathai

    We would like to take a moment to reflect on and remember the life of Wangari Maathai, the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who founded the Greenbelt movement in her native Kenya and did much to raise awareness about the close relationships between environmental concerns, structural violence, empowering women, and peace. Maathai died on Sunday,…

  • Peace and Conflict Studies students and alumni 2003-2011

    PCS students and Swarthmore alumni apply their interests and knowledge in service, research, vocation, and further education. Nida Atshan ’12 Nida Atshan ’12 is spending her 2010 summer in Washington, D.C. working with two programs. She is partici…