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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: September 2015

  • Israel/Palestine Film Series – Fall Semester 2015

    The Peace and Conflict Studies program invites you to an Israel/Palestine Film Series this semester. All six screenings will be held on Wednesdays at 4:15pm in the Lang Performing Arts Center (LPAC) Cinema. (Directions) The screenings are open to the public and faculty, staff, administrators, students, and local community members are welcome to attend. A brief…

  • Historic marker placed in memory of Mildred Scott Olmsted

    by Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. On September 13, 2015, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission unveiled a historic marker in nearby Rose Valley, PA to honor Mildred Scott Olmsted. Mildred Scott Olmsted, who lived most of her long life in Delaware County, was a leading figure in twentieth century social…

  • Peace symbol atop Parrish Hall?

    By Christopher Densmore, Curator, Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. The weather vane atop Parrish Hall is in the shape of a feather. People with sharp eyes may have noticed that the feather has been fashioned into a quill pen. This is easier to see in the old Parrish Hall weathervane mounted on the wall on…

  • Ethical Loneliness – New Book by Jill Stauffer

    Congratulations to our colleague, Dr. Jill Stauffer, Director of the Peace, Justice, and Human Rights program at Haverford College on the publication of her new book! Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard Ethical loneliness is the experience of being abandoned by humanity, compounded by the cruelty of wrongs not being heard. It is the…

  • Celebrating Peace Day with Northern Ireland

    Celebrating Peace Day with Northern Ireland

    It has become our tradition in Peace and Conflict Studies to join Peace Day Philly and celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21 each year. This year, we will celebrate with Northern Ireland as they hold a gala event in Belfast City Hall. The youth organization, Public Achievement, have organized a stellar night…

  • Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to speak at Swarthmore College

    Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to speak at Swarthmore College

    “Women in Peace and Conflict:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” A panel discussion with Jody Williams (1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative), and Wendy E. Chmielewski, George R. Cooley Curator, Swarthmore College Peace Collection Moderated by Marjorie Murphy, James C. Hormel Professor in Social Justice Date: September 28, 2015 Place: …

  • Welcoming Professors Buiza and Levin

    Welcoming Professors Buiza and Levin

    We extend hearty welcomes to Prof. Nanci Buiza in the Spanish program, who is joining the Peace and Conflict Studies steering committee AND Prof. Andrew Levin in the Department of Political Science. Prof. Levin is teaching POLS 004 International Politics and POLS 052 International Conflict Resolution: Prospects and Pitfalls. If you see Prof. Buiza or…

  • Visiting Lang Professor Denise Crossan Touts Social Entrepreneurship

    By Ryan Dougherty September 9th, 2015 Swarthmore College website Is social entrepreneurship an oxymoron? It has been for many philanthropists, who worry that building a business model will compromise their mission, and for businesspersons who deem the social part too “touchy feely.” But that’s changing, says Denise Crossan. “Increasingly, I have students and community members…