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Month: January 2013

  • Antisemitism, the Holocaust, and why antisemitism poses a challenge for the Left

    We would like to share this announcement about an upcoming event that may be of interest: Please join us for a talk by Moishe Postone, the Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of History at the University of Chicago, on the Holocaust and anti-Semitism. On the basis of a reading of Marx’s social epistemology, Dr. Postone will…

  • Shane Claiborne on Seeking Justice and Living Peace

    Seeking Justice and Living Peace: Shane Claiborne on Solidarity and the Spirit February 4, 7-8:30 pm, Science Center 101 Shane Claiborne is a star in the world of Christian peace activism. He is the author of several books including The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers and with Tony Campolo,…

  • Trauma and Violence in Postwar Central American Literature

    The Spanish Program Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents SHE-DEVIL IN THE MIRROR: TRAUMA AND VIOLENCE IN POSTWAR CENTRAL AMERICAN LITERATURE A Lecture by Nanci Buiza Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish, Emory University Monday, January 28, 2013 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Kohlberg 116 All lectures will be given in English, by a candidate for the…

  • War News Radio Interest Meeting

    War News Radio at Swarthmore College will be holding an interest meeting this week on January 29 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in Lodge 6. See the map below.  Read more about War News Radio on their website!.

  • Education course at Bryn Mawr supports Tri-Co Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice Studies

    Prof. Jody Cohen  at Bryn Mawr has revised EDUC 260 Multicultural Education to support Tri-Co Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice Studies this spring. The Tri-co Course Guide includes this description: An investigation of education as a cultural event that engages issues of identity, difference, and power. The course explores a set of key tensions in the…

  • Identity Formation in Nonviolent Struggle

    Professor Smithey has contributed a chapter on “Identity Formation in Nonviolent Struggle” to a new book edited by Maciej Bartkowski, Recovering Nonviolent History: Civil Resistance in Liberation Struggles. (Lynne Rienner Publishers) Smithey’s chapter serves as a theoretical primer on the social movement literature on collective identities and the under-explored connections with strategic action.  Other chapters cover…

  • Peace Collection and Prof. Ratzman featured on college website

    What a great way to start the spring semester, with Peace and Conflict Studies folks featured on the front page of the college website.  The main banner photo shows Swarthmore College Peace Collection curator Dr. Wendy Chmielewski and Miriam Hauser ’13 displaying Jane Addams’ 1931 Nobel Peace Prize Medal. The full story is reproduced below. You will…

  • Martin Luther King Day: Local community events

    With King Day coming up, we wanted to share this announcement that was circulated on the faculty-staff list today. Range of Family-Friendly Events Planned in Chester for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 Members of the community are invited to participate CHESTER, PA – The Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee…

  • Spring PEAC course partners with guncrisis.org

    In the wake of the Newtown, CT shootings and a renewed national conversation over gun control, “Peace Studies and Action”  PEAC 077 will partner this spring with GunCrisis.org, an open source reporting community developed to address the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia through online journalism and social media. Peace Studies and Action aims…