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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: February 2014

  • Meet Eben Weitzman ’84 Conflict Resolution Professor and Consider Graduate Study

    It was great to have the opportunity to meet Eben Weitzman ’84 at the Peace and Justice Studies Association meetings at Tufts University during the fall 2012 semester. Prof. Weitzman was sharing information at the meetings about programs in conflict resolution at the University of Massachusetts, where he teaches. He has kindly written a blog…

  • Mary Walton to speak about Alice Paul at Swarthmore Friends Meeting

    Swarthmore Friends Meeting is pleased to announce: Mary Walton, author of A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot, will speak at Swarthmore Friends Meeting, this Sunday, February 23, at 11:45 in Whittier Room. Alice Paul was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement during 1913-1920, and a New Jersey Quaker in a lineage of…

  • Rutgers Conference Commemorates Community Organizing in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

    The determined grassroots efforts of individuals who drove the struggle for Civil Rights during the 1960s will be explored at the 2014 Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, Tending the Light: Community Organizing and the Modern Civil Rights Movement, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on Rutgers…

  • Wendy Chmielewski awarded honorable mention for historical research on women in politics

    Wendy Chmielewski awarded honorable mention for historical research on women in politics

    Dr. Wendy Chmielewski, a member of the Peace and Conflict Studies steering committee has been awarded a 2013 honorable mention award for the Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics from Iowa State University for her ongoing project, Her Hat Was in the Ring:  U.S. Women Elected to Political Office Before 1920. From…

  • Social Justice Speaker Series at Haverford College

    SOCIAL JUSTICE SPEAKER SERIES Carlos Castresana Public Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Spain Carlos Castresana, Public Prosecutor of the Supreme Court of Spain, has dedicated most of his career to Criminal Law. As Prosecutor against organized crime, he confronted the most powerful transnational cartels dealing with drug trafficking and money laundering. Subsequently, as Anticorruption…

  • Upcoming Event: Looking at the World Through the Lens of Torture

    From our friends in Interpretation Theory: Looking at the World Through the Lens of Torture Monday, February 17, 2014 4:30 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Lisa Hajjar Professor of Sociology University of California, Santa Barbara Lisa Hajjar will address the significance of torture (and anti-torture) to understand historical developments in the relationship among law, state,…

  • Collection with Robert George ’77 and Cornel West

    Collection with Robert George ’77 and Cornel West Monday, February 10, 2014 4:30-6:00 p.m. Friends Meeting House From the campus calendar:  http://bit.ly/LDUwIz Amid the difficult campus conversations at Swarthmore in Spring 2013, many students, alumni, faculty, and staff grew concerned about the ways in which community members were (and, in many ways, weren’t) engaging each…