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Month: February 2013

  • Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1657-1761

    We would like to share this exciting announcement from our friends in the Department of Religion and the Friends Historical Library. Visit the Quakers and Slavery exhibit online in Triptych. From Peace to Freedom Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1657-1761 Lecture by Brycchan Carey Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 pm, Friends Meeting House,…

  • Duncan Morrow on 35 Years of Peacebuilding in Northern Ireland

    Lessons for Peacebuilders: Northern Ireland and 35 Years of Community Relations Work Dr. Duncan Morrow The University of Ulster Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:15 – 5:30 p.m. Science Center 183 Swarthmore College (Maps and directions) (Download a flyer) Dr. Duncan Morrow served for a decade as the Executive Director of the Northern Ireland Community Relations…

  • New course on Security and Defense: Nonviolent Strategies

    Advising is coming up, and Prof. George Lakey will be offering a new course in Peace and Conflict Studies for Fall 2013! SECURITY AND DEFENSE:  NONVIOLENT STRATEGIES PEAC 040 / SOAN 040 H Threats to security exist on many levels: environment, community, nation, human rights, and others.  People naturally mobilize for defense, but often choose…

  • Green Islam in Indonesia

    Green Islam in Indonesia: Lecture by Anna M.Gade’89 Fri., Feb. 22, 4:30 – 6:00 pm, Science Center L26 Muslim Indonesia is becoming known globally as a leader in faith-based responses to environmental challenges. Based on fieldwork in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, Gade will explain recent trends in this area. She focuses on…

  • Poetic Injustice: Writing on Resistance and Palestine

    A poetry reading and discussion by Remi Kanazi, poet, writer and activist. Monday, February 25, 2013 9:30 PM Paces Cafe Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the editor of Poets For Palestine and the author of the collection of poetry, Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and…

  • Tarini Kumar ’12 – Corporate Social Responsibility

    After graduation, I left Swarthmore for Bombay, India. Shortly after, I started work at a Delhi-based start-up called Sankhya Partners. The company is an investment, consulting and strategic advisory platform. They offer early-stage social enterpr…

  • PJSA 2011 videos available

    For all of you who were not able to attend the 2011 Peace and Justice Studies Association meetings in Memphis, TN, several videos are now available online.   Dolores Huerta, Keynote Speaker   David Bacon, Keynote Speaker Nipun Mehta and Pancho Ramos Stierle, Youth Keynote Speakers

  • Fossil Fuel Student Convergence

    Over 200 people from 70 student campaigns nationwide are coming to Swarthmore for a Fossil Fuel Student Convergence organized by Swarthmore Mountain Justice. Guests include speakers from communities fighting extraction, socially responsible investment funds, and programs focused on intersectionality and environment. There are several events open to the wider community, and the organizers are excited to…

  • Michael Walzer on Politics, Justice, and Jewish Thought

    Monday, March 18th, 2013 Q & A session at 4:15 pm, Kohlberg Scheuer Room Lecture at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Science Center 101 Michael Walzer, emeritus professor at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey is one of the most renowned living political philosophers. Walzer’s pioneering work on justice, communitarianism, just war…

  • Teach-in on Climate Change and Divestment

    Faculty will speak briefly on a variety of issues, and then open the floor to questions and discussions. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2013 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM SCHEUER ROOM All students welcome FACULTY PARTICIPANTS: BETSY BOLTON PETER COLLINGS MARK KUPERBERG GIOVANNA DI CHIRO CINDY HALPERN PHILIP JEFFERSON GEORGE LAKEY LEE SMITHEY MARK WALLACE