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Month: October 2012

  • Panel Discussion on Homelessness in Philadelphia

    From our friends at the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford.  http://www.haverford.edu/cpgc Panel Discussion on Homelessness in Philadelphia Thursday, November 1st at 7:00pm, KINSC Hilles 109 at Haverford College Free and Open to the Public Dr. James Baumohl, professor of social work at Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social…

  • Dr. Jonathan Kuttab on Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    “Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” Dr. Jonathan Kuttab Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:30 p.m. Science Center 101 Swarthmore College Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine are hosting Dr. Jonathan Kuttab, a leading human rights lawyer in Israel and Palestine, who co-founded the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence, Al-Haq, and the Mandela…

  • Graphic novels, memory, and war in Lebanon

    “Remembering a past that has hardly passed” Carla Calargé November 5th, 4:30-5:30pm Keith Room (Lang Center) While the war that ravaged Lebanon between 1975 and 1990 can be described as a microcosm of the conflicts plaguing the Middle East, persistent socio-historical factors have, until recently, suppressed its discussion and effectively silenced its memory. Recent emerging…

  • Debating for Democracy on the Road

    From our friends at the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility: Debating for Democracy (D4D) on the Road Saturday, November 3 @ Widener University in Chester, PA10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. D4D on the Road is a one-day training workshop held at Project Pericles campuses around the country. The program is designed to provide…

  • Quaker Public Policy Institute and Lobby Day

    Any Peace and Conflict Studies folks interested in an opportunity to “lobby your member of Congress for a more moral federal budget”? The Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Quaker Public Policy Institute and Lobby Day is coming up November 15-16, 2012. Find more information at http://fcnl.org/events/annual_meeting/Lobby2012 UPDATE 10/31/12:  Young Adult Friends who are members of a Philadelphia Yearly…

  • Honors PCS alum Reina Chano ’09 returns to speak on campus

    Reina Chano ’09, Honors Peace and Conflict Studies minor and recipient of the 2010 Elise Boulding Award, will return to campus on November 5 to speak at an event organized by the Department of History. Welcome back, Reina! HISTORY WITH A FUTURE Conversation with Reina Chano ’09 November 5, 2012; Trotter 303; 4:30pm Come hear…

  • Lee Smithey to speak during Garnet Weekend

    Culture and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland Lee Smithey Associate professor Department of Sociology and Anthropology Coordinator, Peace and Conflict Studies Program Saturday, October 27, 2012 3:00-4:00 p.m. Science Center 199 As part of Garnet Weekend 2012, Lee Smithey will offer a faculty talk based on his recent book, Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in…

  • POSTPONED Roth ’84 Lecture on Human Rights and International Law

    [This event has been postponed. Stay tuned to this blog for updates.] COMING TO TERMS WITH RUTHLESSNESS: Human Rights Violations, Moral Outrage, and the Role of International Law Brad Roth ‘84 Professor of Law, Wayne State University Monday, October 29, 2012 4:30 PM Trotter 301 Professor Brad Roth, Swarthmore Class of 1984, teaches political theory and international law…

  • Prof. Denise Crossan lecture on social entrepreneurship

    The Creative Destruction of Capitalism and the Rise of Social Entrepreneurship A lecture by Dr. Denise Crossan Assistant Professor in Social Entrepreneurship School of Business Trinity College Dublin Regional Director of the Swarthmore College Northern Ireland Semester Programme Monday, November 5, 2012 4:15 p.m. Science Center 101 Maps and directions to Swarthmore College An influential 2011…

  • Prof. Krista Thomason on human rights and service learning

    Prof. Krista Thomason will be giving a talk entitled “Philosophy and Human Rights: Scholarship and Activism” at the Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in March 2013. The talk uses PHIL 051 Human Rights and Atrocity as a model for incorporating service learning into philosophy courses. It will feature examples of some of…