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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: April 2014

  • Dr. Vincent Harding to speak at Pendle Hill on Monday, May 5, 2014

    Pendle Hill First Monday Series: Vincent Harding, former distinguished visiting faculty member at Swarthmore 1985-86, Honorary Degree Swarthmore 1987, speaks on “Loved into Life: An Autobiographical Reflection” May 5, 2014 7:30-9:00 pm The Barn at Pendle Hill 338 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA Free and open to the public; no reservations required. Dr. Harding will…

  • Quakers and Abolition

    Quakers and Abolition

    Quakers and Abolition, a book just released by the University of Illinois Press, includes essays by Ellen Ross (Religion), J. William Frost, (Professor Emeritus) and Christopher Densmore (Friends Historical Library). The book was edited by Geoffrey Planck (Swarthmore graduate) and Brycchan Carey, with an acknowledgement to the Cooper Foundation for its support of the 2010…

  • Fall Semester 2014 Courses in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Fall Semester 2014 Courses in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Advising for fall 2014 registration is underway, so let us draw your attention to the course offerings that can be counted toward a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Visit http://bit.ly/1oKHc6Q to see the list of courses. (Please remember that any courses marked with an asterisk require the approval of the instructor and the program coordinator. …

  • TODAY: Learn about Joshua Evansc an active Quaker abolitionist

    Joshua Evans Event at Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 PM Ralph Greene of New England Yearly Meeting will present a program on Joshua Evans (1741-1798). Evans was considered “singular” even by the Quakers. He was an early and active abolitionist, traveling as far South Carolina to bear testimony against enslavement,…

  • Iraqi cultural production after the invasion and occupation

    The William J. Cooper Foundation and the Arabic section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Swarthmore College invite you to “Debris and Diaspora: On Iraqi Culture”, a lecture by Iraqi writer and filmmaker Sinan Antoon 6:00 pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Science Center 101 Swarthmore College Sinan Antoon, associate professor at the…

  • Troubled Political Transitions: A Perspective from Egypt

    Ann Mosely Lesch ’66, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, American University in Cairo, will present the 2014 Islamic Studies Annual Lecture, “Troubled Political Transitions: A Perspective from Egypt”. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:30 pm, Science Center Room 199 Swarthmore College Three years ago, Egyptians rose up to remove Hosni Mubarak’s corrupt authoritarian regime. Since then,…

  • Why is the Conflict So Intractable?: 20 Years of Crisis in the DR Congo

    Why is the Conflict So Intractable?: 20 Years of Crisis in the DR Congo A lecture by Prof. Laura Seay, Colby College Wednesday, April 9th 4:30 PM Science Center Room 199 Swarthmore College STAND (formerly known as “Students Taking Action Now: Darfur,”) is bringing Laura Seay to discuss the conflict in the DR Congo. She will…

  • David Kennedy ’80 to speak on an applied ethics of crime control

    “What if criminal justice had a Hippocratic Oath? Toward an applied ethics of crime control” David Kennedy ‘80 Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City April 14, 2014 2:00-3:30 p.m. Science Center 199 Swarthmore College (directions) Download a flyer (follow the link,…