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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: September 2016

  • Watch: Theresa Williamson ’97 Offers a Glimpse into Rio’s Favelas

    From Swarthmore College News and Information August 17, 2016 Today: Santa Marta: Matt Lauer tours of one of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favelas The 2016 summer Olympics has turned the world’s attention to life in Rio de Janeiro. The city is surrounded by over 1,000 favela communities, which have come to be synonymous with poverty…

  • Enforced Disappearance and Ayotzinapa Testimonials

    From our friends at Haverford College: Talk: “Enforced Disappearance and Ayotzinapa Testimonials” By Paula Mónaco Felipe and John Gibler Tuesday, October 4 Multicultural Center (Stokes Hall 106) 4:15-6:00PM From dozens of books already published about Ayotzinapa’s disappeared students, John Gibler’s An Oral History of Infamy. The attacks against Ayotzinapa student’s (Spanish) and Paula Mónaco’s Ayotzinapa: Eternal Hours (Spanish) are by…

  • On Anti-Semitism – Rabbi Alex Weissman

    The Peace and Conflict Studies program will host Rabbi Alex Weissman to speak on Anti-Semitism here at Swarthmore next week. “On Anti-Semitism” Rabbi Alex Weissman Reconstructionist Rabbinical College Tuesday, September 27 2:40-3:55pm Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema Sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies, History, the Intercultural Center, the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology/Anthropology

  • Swarthmore to ring bells on International Day of Peace

    In celebration of Peace Day 2016, International Day of Peace, at noon on Wednesday, September 21st, Swarthmore College bells will ring in solidarity with the ringing of bells for peace worldwide. The United Nations Association of Australia Peace Program initiated the ringing of the peace bells worldwide last year on Peace Day. Bells around the world will sound alongside of bells of…

  • Off Campus Study: HECUA Democracy and Social Change in Northern Ireland

    Information Session Monday, October 3 Sharples Room 208 Noon – 1pm Meet Resident Director Nigel Glenny, and HECUA Director of Operations, Patrick Mulvihill This study abroad program is offered in both fall and spring semesters. Swarthmore deadline for spring semester applicants: October 7 Deadline for fall semester applicants: February 20 Program Description:  In 1969, society…

  • Choose Peace Concert

    Choose Peace Concert

    Celebrate the International Day of Peace Choose Peace Concert September 21, 2016, Wednesday, 7:30-9:00 pm Swarthmore Friends Meetinghouse Swarthmore College (directions) What is visionary peace and what are the choices we can make to live our lives into such a possibility? We are invited to explore linking the cultivation of personal peace to identifying innovative…

  • Memorial to the Lost

    Memorial to the Lost

    The Memorial to the Lost will be displayed on the lower part of Parrish lawn on the  Swarthmore campus from September 18 – October 2. The Memorial is a T-shirt display that represents gun deaths right here in Delaware County from 2011-2015. There are 153 T-shirts, each bearing the name of an individual killed by…

  • Peter Singer on Effective Altruism and Ethics (at Haverford)

    Peter Singer on Effective Altruism and Ethics (at Haverford) From our friends at Haverford College: On Thursday, September 15, at 7:30 pm in Founders Great Hall (note this change of venue) at Haverford College, Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, will present a talk about Effective Altruism and its present development.…