Swarthmore College Department of

Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: March 2015

  • Making Moral Arguments About Divestment

    Making Moral Arguments¬†About Divestment Hans Oberdiek, Professor Emeritus Krista Thomason, Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy Monday, April 6, 2015 4:30 p.m. Science Center 199 In conversations about divestment, economic arguments often take center stage. What about the moral arguments? Is divesting the right thing to do? Could there be moral arguments against divestment? Moral philosophers…

  • Strategic, Successful, and Spiritually Grounded Activism

    Strategic, Successful, and Spiritually Grounded Activism Speaker: Eileen Flanagan Wednesday, April 1, 2015; 5:00 PM Bond Hall at Swarthmore College (directions) 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA After five years of campaigning, Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) has pushed the seventh largest bank in the US into issuing a policy that effectively ends its investment in…

  • Political Homophobia in Africa

    “Political Homophobia in Africa” A Talk by Professor Kim Yi Dionne Thursday, March 26th, 7:30 PM Kohlberg Hall 116 Swarthmore College (directions) Sponsored by STAND, Forum for Free Speech, and the Political Science Department The last few years have seen significant state-led homophobic actions in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and a number of other African countries, with…

  • Memoriam: Charlotte Lacey and The East Coast Conspiracy to Save Lives

    We would like to share this loving memorial to Charlotte Lacey by her partner,¬†Michael Panella: In Memoriam Charlotte Lacey, the only Delaware County native and the youngest member of the the peace group, The East Coast Conspiracy to Save Lives, passed away on January 5th in Vancouver, Canada. Charlotte was 18 years old when on…

  • From Mississippi to Jerusalem: Jewish Civil Rights Veterans of SNCC

    Come learn about the intersection of Judaism and civil rights activism! This 2-day event series features Jewish activists Dorothy Zellner, Ira Grupper, Larry Rubin, and Mark Levy, all of whom participated in the Civil Rights movement as part of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Come to one or all of the three events! There…