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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: June 2013

  • How to Start a Revolution

    There are two local opportunities this week to screen and discuss the documentary “How to Start a Revolution” about Gene Sharp’s long career and groundbreaking work in developing the theory of nonviolent strategic action. Pendle Hill will show the film on July 1, 7:30-9:00 p.m. as part of its First Mondays series.  Professor Lee Smithey…

  • Wendy Chmielewski awarded fellowship at Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History

    We are happy to announce that Dr. Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection and a member of the Peace and Conflict Studies steering committee, has been awarded a fellowship from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History to conduct further research in support of the project: “Her Hat Was in the Ring:  U.S. Women…

  • Honors examiners 2013

    We would like to extend a hearty thanks to three wonderful colleagues who came to Swarthmore and examined Peace and Conflict Studies students in May.  It is a real privilege to benefit from your expertise!

  • Granny Peace Brigade sings at dedication of Philadelphia mural

    The Swarthmore College Peace Collection holds the files of Granny Peace Brigade, who sung at the recent dedication of a Philadelphia mural honoring the poet Sonia Sanchez.  The mural is titled “Peace is a Haiku.”

  • 150 years ago: Benjamin Hallowell, man of peace

    150 years ago: Benjamin Hallowell, man of peace By Christopher Densmore Curator, Friends Historical Library (This article originally appeared in the April 2012 edition of the College Bulletin.) By 1862, the campaign to create what would become Swarthmore College was renewed, but there were conflicting ideas on the nature of what was then being referred…

  • Commencement 2013

    Congratulations to all of the students of the class of 2013! It was a great day for Commencement, and we enjoyed meeting the friends and family of many of our Peace and Conflict Studies students.  We love having new alumnae in the program. Stay in touch!