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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: November 2011

  • One of our own, Theresa Williamson ’97, returns to talk about community development in Rio de Janeiro

    Theresa Williamson ’97 graduated with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies, and she is coming back home to tell us about her work with Catalytic Communities, a development organization she founded and directs. Come to her talk on December 5 in the Scheuer Room. Catalytic Communities: Entrepreneurship in Community Development in Rio de Janeiro A…

  • Nuremberg film screening

    NUREMBERG: ITS LESSON FOR TODAY (1948) The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration One Screening Only! Monday, December 5, 2011 7:00 pm Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema (maps and directions) Special guest Sandra Schulberg (’71) – daughter of filmmaker Stuart Schulberg & producer of the restoration – will speak about the making of Nuremberg and its subsequent suppression in…

  • Student Conference on Democracy and Ethnic Conflict

    Student Conference on Democracy and Ethnic Conflict Monday, November 28, 1:15-4pm, Trotter 301 The final meeting of Pols 79: Democracy and Ethnic Conflict is a conference in which students will present concrete findings from their larger research projects-in-progress. In addition to presenting evidence from a wide variety of cases of ethnic conflict, the conference will seek to…

  • Latoya Peterson hip-hop feminist and anti-racist blogger

    The Pop Culture Hustle Latoya Peterson, blogger at Racialicious.com, is coming to speak at Swarthmore! A certified media junkie, Latoya Peterson provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, anime, American comics, manga, magazines, film, television, and music. Tuesday, 11/22 7:00 pm SCI Center, 199 Hosted by…

  • Jim MacMillan’s photography: First Light, 09/12/01

    Anyone who has worked with or studied with Jim MacMillan, instructor of Peace and Conflict Journalism, knows that he is a high-calibre journalist who lives and breathes his profession. You may also know that he is also a long-time professional photojournalist, whose work is recognized for its artistic quality. His photograph “First Light, 09/12/01,” is…

  • Rabbi Arthur Waskow receives Peace Award

    Rabbi Arthur Waskow, founder of The Shalom Center of Philadelphia, received the Peace Award from Germantown Mennonite Church today. He spoke to the congregation on bringing labor and rest into alignment with a healthy quality of life and a healthy planet. His recent book, co-authored with Rabbi Phyllis O. Berman, is titled, Freedom Journeys: The…

  • Recap: Sanger, Awad, and Alwadi

    We have had a busy and engaging couple of weeks in Peace and Conflict Studies with events on nonviolent resistance in the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, mountaintop removal, and women and violence in the Congo. Here are some pictures and video offered as a brief recap: (click on the thumbnails below for larger images)…

  • Women in War Zones: Sexual Violence in the Congo

    Women in War Zones: Sexual Violence in the Congo Thursday, November 10, 2011 7:00 p.m. Scheuer Room at Swarthmore College (maps and directions) photo by Julien Harneis (CC license via flickr) Women in War Zones International is a group of women dedicated to telling personal stories of women in areas of conflict around the world…

  • Nicholas Kristof to speak at Swarthmore on November 14

    From our friends at the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility: “A Call to Action: Encouraging People to join the World’s Fight.” Nicholas Kristof Monday, November 14, 2011 7:30 p.m. Lang Performing Arts Center Swarthmore College (maps and directions) A Harvard graduate and former Rhodes Scholar, Kristof is a Pulitzer-prize winning author and one…

  • Prof. Mubarak Awad, renowned expert on nonviolent resistance to speak on Nov 7

    A talk and discussion by Professor Mubarak Awad, School of International Service at American University. Monday, November 7, 2011 4:30 p.m. Science Center 101 (maps and directions) Mubarak Awad is the founder and national president of the Youth Advocate Program, which provides alternative foster care and counseling to “at risk” youth and their families.  He…