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Month: November 2012

  • Amelia Hoover Green ’03 on Preventing Wartime Violence Against Civilians

    How Swarthmore Built My Dataset by Amelia Hoover Green ’03 It’s almost time for my ten-year Swarthmore reunion! When people ask me about having kids — a seemingly inevitable, if highly uncool, side effect of being a decade out of college — I will probably point them toward my only child (so far), the Armed…

  • Catch up with War News Radio

    Been listening to War News Radio recently? If not, get back in the groove with this month’s broadcast. This month on War News Radio, “Back to Work “. First, we examine the problem of youth unemployment in Morocco. Then, we look into the persecution of physicians in Syria. Finally, we hear about a peace activist…

  • The Global History of Genocide

    The Guest Speaker: Ben Kiernan is Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies, Director of the Genocide Studies Program, and Chair of the Coucil on Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University. He has done extensive research on the genocides in Cambodia and East Timor, and has published numerous books and articles on these…

  • Olivia Ensign ’12 and the Quaker United Nations Office

    by Olivia Ensign ’12 As a senior I decided to take on the challenge of a double credit thesis to fulfill the requirements of my Peace and Conflict Studies honors minor. I chose to write my thesis on the evolution and intersection of the fields of …

  • One Million Bones workshop

    Please join Swarthmore Students this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 for a One Million Bones bone-making workshop! One Million Bones is a large-scale social arts practice, which uses art making to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities going on around the world.  The goal is to collect 1 million bones to create a mass grave in…

  • Peace & Conflict Studies Courses for Spring 2013

    As you are planning for your spring 2013 semester, here are courses on offer that may be counted toward a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Peace & Conflict Studies – Spring 2013 ARAB 025. War in Arab Literature and Cinema ECON 051. The International Economy* ECON 081. Economic Development* ECON 151. International Economics* HIST…

  • Peace Studies and Action Course Spring 2013

    Advising week is here, and we know you are planning your spring schedules. Our upper-level Peace and Conflict Studies course, “Peace Studies and Action”  PEAC 077, will be offered by Prof. Lee Smithey during the spring semester. Peace Studies and Action aims to bridge the gaps between peace research, theory, and implementation by encouraging students…

  • New video: Swarthmore’s Northern Ireland Semester

    In honor of Dr. Denise Crossan’s arrival in Swarthmore today, we’re launching a new promotional video presentation about the Northern Ireland Semester. Watch it here or at https://vimeo.com/52799720 North Ireland Semester from Swarthmore Peace Studies on Vimeo. Dr. Crossan is the Regional Director of the Swarthmore College Northern Ireland Semester Programme. Visit http://northernireland.swarthmore.edu If you…

  • Video of Prof. Mubarak Awad’s 2011 visit

    Spurred by Dr. Kuttab’s visit to campus this past week, we are posting video of his colleague, Prof. Mubarak Awad’s visit to Swarthmore College on November 7, 2011. Photos are available here. The Daily Gazette covered the event. Both of these events were sponsored by Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine.   Mubarak Awad…