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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: April 2012

  • Dr. Jeffrey Murer and Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of St. Andrews

    By Lee Smithey I recently had the opportunity to speak at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland at the invitation of a former and dear Peace and Conflict Studies faculty member at Swarthmore, Dr. Jeffrey Murer. Jeffrey sends his greetings to everyone at Swarthmore, and I made sure to let him know that we miss…

  • David Kennedy ’80 to speak on violence prison and race

    David Kennedy ’80, author of Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America, will give a public lecture, free and open to the public: “From Swarthmore to the Streets: Learning to Understand and Undo America’s Worst Problems of Violence, Prison, and Race” Wednesday, April 18th, 7 p.m., Science…

  • George Lakey and Green Walk for Jobs and Justice

    The Earth Quaker Action Team (eqat.org) is committed to Shining the Light on PNC Bank’s investments in companies that practice mountaintop removal coal mining — a practice that has devastated Appalachian communities, causing increased rates of poverty, unemployment, health symptoms, cancer and birth defects. George Lakey,Lang Research Fellow and Visiting Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, along with about seven…