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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: January 2014

  • Visual Anthropology and State Violence in Jamaica

    Black History Month Keynote Speaker Please join us on Wednesday, February 12th from 4:30 pm -5:45 pm in the Scheuer Room of Kohlberg for the annual Black History Month Keynote lecture given by Dr. Deborah Thomas, anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania. The title of her lecture is, “The Time of the Archive: Visual Anthropology…

  • Earth Quaker Action Team honors its Elders

    It was a privilege to be at Earth Quaker Action Team’s ceremony honoring their elders at the Friends Center on Cherry Street in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 26. Attendees included a number of Swarthmore alums and faculty. Alexa Ross ’13 delivered a wonderful tribute to Peace and Conflict Studies┬áProf. George Lakey, and Robin Harper, a…

  • Remembering Martin Luther King’s leadership on War and Peace

    On April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King delivered a passionate address at Riverside Church in New York: “Beyond Vietnam”. He forcefully challenged the war in Vietnam and drew attention to the many contradictions of war, its atrocities, victims, and the poisonous impact of US foreign policy on the culture and soul of the nation. He…

  • Gun Violence Prevention course spring semester 2014

    “Gun Violence Prevention: Peace Studies and Action”  PEAC 077 will be offered again this semester, and spots remain available in the course. This community-based learning class will partner with local gun violence prevention organizations to integrate and develop knowledge about the problem of gun violence that can support their work. Peace Studies and Action aims to…

  • Chester & Vicinity King Day Events

    The MLK Commemorative Committee of Chester & Vicinity has organized the following events, all of which are open to the public, which will occur on Monday, January 20: Volunteer to participate in service projects taking place at the Chester Boys & Girls Club, 201 E. 7th Street, Chester PA, 9 AM – 12:30 PM. All…

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events 2014

    An exciting line-up of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events is lined up for next week: MLK Welcome Luncheon and Keynote Speaker Collin Williams Jr.: “Like You’ve Never Seen Obstacles” Sharing his personal experiences as a first-generation college graduate with West Indian roots, Collin Williams, Jr. will give a riveting talk on the struggles of…

  • Davis Projects for Peace application deadline January 28

    Just a reminder that the deadline for applications for Davis Projects for Peace funding is coming up January 28, 2014? Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools (of which Swarthmore College is one!) to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2014…