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Month: April 2013

  • Original Earth Day Proclamation Arrives on Campus in Time for This Year’s Celebration

    From Swarthmore News and Events: Original Earth Day Proclamation Arrives on Campus in Time for This Year’s Celebration by Mariam Zakhary ’13 April 22, 2013 The original 1970 Earth Day Proclamation, signed by 35 international dignitaries, is now a permanent part of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, thanks to a gift from the family of its author. “John McConnell’s…

  • New History courses may be counted toward Peace and Conflict Studies minor

    Enrollment for fall courses is coming up on Monday, and we are happy to announce that, with the hire of a new faculty member in the History department, Rosie Bsheer, three new courses may be counted toward a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Please note that the last course listed below may only be…

  • Nimesh Ghimire ’15 Receives Davis Project for Peace Award to Strengthen Efforts in Nepal

    From Swarthmore College News and Events.  See the original story at http://www.swarthmore.edu/news-and-events/nimesh-ghimire-15-receives-davis-project-for-peace-award.xml by Erin Kelly April 12, 2013 Nimesh Ghimire ’15 is the recipient of a Davis Project for Peace Award that will allow him to direct, establish, and strengthen the recently launchedPeace Innovation Lab (PIL) at Shree Gyanodaya Higher Secondary School in Sahilitar, a rural village in western Nepal.…

  • Swarthmore alum and Peace and Conflict Studies lecturer, Sa’ed Atshan ’06 to speak on campus

    Tel-Aviv nightclubs and West Bank checkpoints: The politics of being fabulous in the Holy Land A lecture and discussion with Sa’ed Atshan ’06, about sexuality and LGBT rights in Israel/Palestine. Friday April 19, 2013 4:30 PM Kohlberg 116 Swarthmore College Sa’ed Atshan is a Swarthmore Alum class of 2006, he received an MPP from the…

  • Roth ’84 Lecture on Human Rights and International Law

    The presentation by Prof. Brad Roth ’84 that was postponed last semester is back on! 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 Thursday April 18, 2013 4:30 PM Bond Memorial Hall Maps and directions The norm of non-intervention is often…

  • Fighting Billionaires and Corrupt Officials

    From our friends at the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility: Come learn how to defeat corporations with your barehands! Next Monday, April 15, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Daniel Hunter, a training elder with Training for Change (the group that leads the Organizing Skills Institute), will join us in the Keith Room @ the…

  • Prof. George Lakey to begin week-long fast over coal mining

    As I write this, Visiting Lang Professor, George Lakey has begun a week-long fast (with only water) from April 7-13 for the people of Appalachia, with a concern for PNC Bank’s funding of mountaintop removal coal mining. This is part of a 40-day fast conducted by Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), leading up to the annual shareholders meeting…

  • Hiroshima Tri-College Exhibit

    A new exhibit has opened at Bryn Mawr College’s Canaday Library. Bridges that Stand when All Else Falls Away: TriCo, Japan, and Melted Roof Tiles from Hiroshima 1945