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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: September 2017

  • Peace and Conflict Studies Welcomes Prof. Jo-Anne Hart on October 23, 2017

    Peace and Conflict Studies Welcomes Prof. Jo-Anne Hart on October 23, 2017

    Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore is proud to welcome Dr. Jo-Anne Hart for a public lecture on Monday, October 23, 2017.   Jo-Anne Hart is adjunct professor at the Watson Institute and professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She graduated from UCLA and received a  fellowship to study Persian language at NYU, where…

  • WHAT HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE? A Teach-in on October 5, 2017

    WHAT HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE? A Teach-in on October 5, 2017

    Peace and Conflict Studies faculty member Lee Smithey will be joined by Bruce Dorsey (History), Nina Johnson (Sociology and Black Studies), Jamie Thomas (Linguistics), and Gina Patnaik (English Literature) for a panel discussion on the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA. The event will take place on Thursday, October 5 at 6:00pm in the Lang Performing…

  • Human Rights Hummus: A Podcast Produced by Peace and Conflict Studies Alumni

    Human Rights Hummus: A Podcast Produced by Peace and Conflict Studies Alumni

    Swarthmore Peace and Conflict Studies recent graduates Lily Tyson and Marissa Cohen have already produced three episodes of their new podcast, “Human Rights Hummus: Voices of the Holy Land.”   Lily and Marissa interview Israelis and Palestinians and record their stories, teaching listeners “what their lives are like and about what is going on with this occupation today,…

  • Maria Castaneda ’18, Dreaming at Swarthmore

    The Peace and Conflict Studies Program stands with our student, Maria Castaneda ’18, who was featured in a story this week in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Maria is pursuing a special major in Spanish and Peace and Conflict Studies, and we appreciate all she contributes to our intellectual and campus community. “She was 3 years old…

  • Swarthmore Peace and Conflict Studies Students in the News

    Swarthmore Peace and Conflict Studies Students in the News

    Peace and Conflict Studies special major Maria Castaneda ’18 and Peace and Conflict Studies minor Michael Nafziger ’18 were recently featured in the news. Read Maria’s story related to President Trump’s order ending the DACA program here. “From Mexico to Swarthmore, a dream now in danger” Follow Michael’s involvement in our community in the wake of the alt-right controversy in Charlottesville,…

  • Collection on Charlottesville

    On Thursday, September 7th, 7-8 pm, the Collection Committee and Peace and Conflict Studies will co-host a Collection at the Friends Meetinghouse.  This Collection is an opportunity to reflect  on recent and ongoing events. We will open with remarks from Michael Nafziger ’18 entitled: “Understanding Charlottesville: Reflections from Michael Nafziger ’18, a Peace and Conflict Studies Quaker Student from Charlottesville”   The second part of the Collection will follow…