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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: December 2011

  • Meghan Auker Becker ’11, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Intern

    The day I graduated from Swarthmore, I had no idea what my future would look like. I held in my hands a diploma and a plane ticket, but no solid plans as to what to do with either. Now, six months later, I am at a place in my life I never would ha…

  • Appreciation for Dean Rafael Zapata

    by Lee Smithey This afternoon, I attended a remarkable (and tasty and musical) reception in appreciation of Dean Rafael Zapata, who will be taking up a new position as Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President at Providence College. Those who spoke shared Dean Zapata’s personal warmth, his deep intellectualism, his love and concern for…

  • Islam: Reform and Revival

    From our friends at Haverford: ¬†A one-day symposium on “Islam: Reform and Revival.” This will be an opportunity to share in the reflections of four distinguished participants in current debates about the nature of Islam (sponsored¬† by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and the Distinguished Visitor’s Committee). On Thursday, 8 December, in Stokes…

  • Listen to Prof. George Lakey on #Occupy

    In case you missed Peace and Conflict Studies Prof. George Lakey’s interview about the Occupy movement on Radio Times today, you can listen at the bottom of this post or on the Radio Times site. Summary From Radio Times: Occupy protesters were evicted in Philadelphia and Los Angeles overnight. We’ll get an update on the…