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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: March 2014

  • Using Class and Race Awareness to strengthen Social Action

    Please be aware of this important upcoming workshop on “Using Class and Race Awareness to strengthen Social Action,” to be led at Pendle Hill by faculty and friends of our Peace and Conflict Studies program! Invitation to Pendle Hill Workshop on Action Groups Moving Forward George Lakey, Ingrid Lakey, and Sarah Willie-LeBreton will be leading…

  • Egypt’s Constitutional Quagmires: Pursuing Reform in Precarious Times

    From our friends in the Arabic Section and Islamic Studies: “Egypt’s Constitutional Quagmires: Pursuing Reform in Precarious Times.” Tamer Nagy Mahmoud Monday, March 31 at 4:30PM Science Center 101 Swarthmore College In this talk Tamer Nagy Mahmoud will discuss Egypt’s present crisis from the perspective of constitutional law. Tamer spent much of the last few…

  • The Subtlety of Contemporary Racism: Implications for Intergroup Perceptions, Interaction, and Policy

    The Subtlety of Contemporary Racism: Implications for Intergroup Perceptions, Interaction, and Policy A lecture by Jack Dovidio. Dovidio is the Carl Iver Hovland Professor of Psychology at Yale University Thursday, April 3, 2014 4:30-6:00 p.m. Science Center 101 Swarthmore College (map) Dr. Dovidio’s presentation will examine the nature of contemporary racism and explore how subtle, often…

  • Practicing Impolite Conversations: Talking About Race, Religion, Politics, and Everything Else

    The final, culminating event of the Critical Examinations of “Community” series will be a lecture and public discussion led by the remarkable anthropologist John L. Jackson, Richard Perry Professor of Communication, Africana Studies and Anthropology; University of Pennsylvania. Wednesday March 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Science Center 101 Swarthmore College (map) A cultural anthropologist…

  • Peace in the Balance: The Struggle for Truth and Justice in El Salvador

    A presentation by SHARE El Salvador, Tutela Legal María Julia Hernandez, and the Pro-Historical Memory Commission Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4:30 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College (map) Twenty-two years after the Peace Accords and U.N. Truth Commission Report, Salvadorans struggle to build true peace in a society steeped in violence and impunity. While…