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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: February 2016

  • Upcoming Lecture by Binalakshmi Nepram Manipur

    Armed Conflict, Small Arms Proliferation and Women’s Non-Violent Peace Movement in Manipur Lecture by Binalakshmi Nepram Manipur Women Gun Survivor’s Network, Control Arms Foundation of India & Northeast India, and Women’s Initiative for Peace Wednesday, March 2, 2016 4:30 p.m. Science Center 101 Northeast India, home to 45 million people belonging to 272 ethnic groups,…

  • Black History Month and Swarthmore College Exhibits

    By Chris Densmore, Curator of the Friends Historical Library As you walk into McCabe Library, there is a wooden bench and a photograph of the Longwood Progressive Friends Meetinghouse near Kennett Square immediately to your right. The bench is from Longwood. Longwood’s annual meeting, beginning in 1853 and ending in 1940, was a chance to discuss a broad range…

  • Dismantling the Ivory Tower: Class Takes Field Trip to Palestine and Israel

    Dismantling the Ivory Tower: Class Takes Field Trip to Palestine and Israel

    by Isabel Knight This story originally appeared in the Daily Gazette on 16 February 2016. This past winter break, students in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict class taught by Dr. Sa’ed Atshan ‘06 went on a trip to Israel and Palestine for 10 days. The trip, funded by the Lang Center, the President’s Office, and an anonymous…

  • Israel/Palestine Trip with Prof. Atshan

    Over winter break, Visiting Assistant Professor Sa’ed Atshan led students on a trip to Israel and Palestine. Check out the article in The Phoenix! Thanks to Therese Ton for the photo!

  • Prof. Sa’ed Atshan Inspires

    Inspire! With Professor Atshan: Teaching Peace Posted by Anna Weber ’19 January 21, 2016 on her Voices of Youth blog (Reprinted with permission) I walked into my Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies class unsure. I was unsure if I had any of the answers to the conflicts we would study, unsure of the conflicts…