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Month: October 2014

  • Holocaust survivor to tell his story

    All are welcome to hear David Tuck tell his story about surviving the Holocaust. November 18, 4:15 PM, Science Center 101  David was born in Poland in 1929. Life drastically changed on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. David and his family were deported to the Lodz ghetto, and then David was sent to…

  • Interreligious Dialogue in Israel and the Middle East

    “The Other Peace Process: The Role of Interreligious Dialogue in Israel and the Middle East” Sunday, October 26 4:00 pm Kohlberg 116, Swarthmore College Featuring Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish Founder and Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) since 1992, Ron Kronish is also a noted rabbi, educator, author, lecturer and speaker. He…

  • Militant Buddhism, Nationalism, Ethnic Identity, and Politics in Sri Lanka

    A Talk on Militant Buddhism, Nationalism, Ethnic Identity, and Politics in Sri Lanka “The Politics and the Anti-politics of the Bodu Bala Sena in Sri Lanka” A Talk by Tudor Silva Senior Professor of Sociology University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 4:30 Thursday October 30 2014 Bond Memorial Hall Swarthmore College Professor Silva’s talk will focus…

  • Daniel Hirschel-Burns ’14 awarded PJSA thesis award

    Daniel Hirschel-Burns ’14 awarded PJSA thesis award

    Last week, the annual meeting of the Peace and Justice Studies Association was held at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. At the closing banquet, Daniel Hirschel Burns ’14 was awarded the undergraduate thesis award.  As Danny was unable to attend, Professor Smithey had the honor of accepting the…

  • Sluiter to speak on theories of conflict resolution

    From our friends in the Classics Department: Please join us for the Annual Martin Ostwald Lecture October 24th, 4:30 pm, Science Center 199, Swarthmore College TOUGH WORDS, SOFT HEARTS Ineke Sluiter, Leiden University Sluiter will use theories of conflict resolution to examine ancient and modern debates on the right course of action and how they…

  • 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

    100th anniversary of the start of World War I

    Recognition of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I-the Great War Swarthmore College Peace Collection Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Peace Collection attended the “Resistance to War” conference at the University of Hull (UK), September 7-9, 2014 .  The conference included presentations historians and other scholars from the UK and other countries…

  • Racialized-Gendered Partition and Dissensus in Bahrain’s Pearl Revolution

    Frances S. Hasso, Associate Professor in Women’s Studies and Sociology at Duke University, will give a talk entitled: “Racialized-Gendered Partition and Dissensus in Bahrain’s Pearl Revolution” October 20, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Science Center Room 199 This paper examines the co-production and “interarticulation” of racializing/sectarian and gendering dynamics in Bahrain as longstanding conflict between the…