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Month: November 2014

  • Omar Offendum: hip-hop, poetry, and peace

    Omar Offendum will be coming to Swarthmore on Thursday, November 20th to give a hybrid performance/lecture. In addition to performing some of his songs, he will speak about connections between the artistic community and the Arab uprisings, with a special focus on hip hop.  Omar will also discuss his efforts to use art and music to raise humanitarian…

  • “Stop Telling Women to Smile” with artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

    “Stop Telling Women to Smile” with artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh November 19th and 20th, 2014 Join the Womyn’s Resource Center and artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh in conversation around street harassment and art in activism. “Stop Telling Women to Smile” is an art series by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. The work attempts to address gender based street harassment by placing…

  • Global Nonviolent Action Database research seminar offered Spring 2015

    We are thrilled to celebrate the fact that the Global Nonviolent Action Database, housed here in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Swarthmore College, reached 1,000 cases this summer! Even more, we can announce that PEAC 071B. Research Seminar: Strategy and Nonviolent Struggle (Cross-listed as SOAN 071B) will be offered during the Spring Semester 2015. Professor Smithey…

  • Premiere of Peace Talks for Chorus and Orchestra by James Matheson ’92

    Premiere of Peace Talks for Chorus and Orchestra by James Matheson ’92

    Founders Day Concert with the Swarthmore College Chorus and the Swarthmore College Orchestra December 5, 2014; 8:00 p.m. Lang Music Building Swarthmore College (directions) (Universal moment of silence at 8:00 PM EDT) Featuring the premiere of Peace Talks for Chorus and Orchestra by James Matheson ’92, commissioned for the Swarthmore Sesquicentennial The program will also include works for…

  • Peace drama performed 100 years ago on campus

    Peace drama performed 100 years ago on campus

    This story in The Phoenix, Swarthmore College’s student newspaper, from October 27, 1914, only three months after the start of World War I, was brought to our attention this week. The clipping below reports on the performance of a Founders’ Day “peace drama” about one soldiers’ struggle with the horrors of war, his return home, and…

  • Science and Compassion: John W. Thompson’s Trajectory From Swarthmore to the Nuremberg Trials

    Science and Compassion: John W. Thompson’s Trajectory From Swarthmore to the Nuremberg Trials

    Science and Compassion: John W. Thompson’s Trajectory From Swarthmore to the Nuremberg Trials A lecture by Paul Weindling Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Kohlberg Hall, Scheuer Room Swarthmore College (directions) Paul Weindling’s lecture will focus on his research contained in his new book, John W. Thompson: Psychiatrist in the Shadow of…