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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: August 2013

  • Video by George Lakey on Nonviolent Action

    Professor George Lakey produced a video this summer drawing on the Global Nonviolent Action Database forĀ a new curriculum being developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Development (UNITAR) in Geneva, Switzerland. The video outlines three different applications of nonviolent action/civil resistance.  

  • An invitation to help conceptualize a mural on campus

    For Swarthmore students, staff, and faculty: As part of the Mellon-funded Tri-College Creative Residencies Program, David “Dee” Craig, a mural artist from Belfast, Northern Ireland, will come to the Tri-Colleges for a month-long residency immediately following Fall Break. Part of the residency will involve painting a mural on our campus, and we would like to…

  • The passing of a poet: Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013

    We join with so many others around the world today in grieving the loss of 1995 Nobel Poet Laureate and 1994 Swarthmore honorary degree recipient, Seamus Heaney. He was aged 74. In some of his work, Heaney expressed the deep grief generated by violent conflict in Northern Ireland and nurtured the possibility of hard-won peace.…