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Month: March 2019

  • Nationalism, Class, and Activism in Lebanon in the Shadow of Syrian Civil War

    Nationalism, Class, and Activism in Lebanon in the Shadow of Syrian Civil War Yasemin Ipek, Assistant Professor in the Global Affairs Program, George Mason University Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:30-6 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Between 2011 and 2014, more than a million registered Syrian refugees came to Lebanon, making the tiny country host to…

  • Friends Historical Library Lecture: “Quaker Peace Testimony in the 20th Century” on Thursday April 11

      Friends Historical Library is presenting a lecture on The Quaker Peace Testimony in the 20th Century on Thursday, April 11, 2019, 4:30 PM, in the McCabe Library Atrium. The speaker is David Harrington Watt, the Douglas and Dorothy Steere Professor of Quaker Studies at Haverford College. Over the centuries, Quakers have thought about coercion, violence and war in…

  • ASHOKA Japan Change Makers coming to Swarthmore!

    The Ashoka Japan Youth Venturers will arrive on campus this coming weekend March 24 – March 27th, and will be hosted by the Social Innovation Lab in the Lang Center.  They are traveling a long way to spend time at Swarthmore, so we want to make sure their experience is positive! Events during their visit…

  • Welcoming Jordan Landes, Curator of the Friends Historical Library

    Jordan Landes joined our community on March 11, 2019. Jordan joins us from the Senate House Library, the central library of the University of London where she was a Research Librarian for History.  A true exemplar of the value of a liberal arts education, Jordan has worked in libraries whose foci are literature and theater…

  • Join Us for the 2019 Israel/Palestine Study Trip Debrief!

    We have an amazing upcoming event later this month! Please join us for the 2019 Israel/Palestine Study Trip Debrief: “Jewish Student Reflections on the Diversity of Israeli Society“ Tuesday, March 26, 2019 4:30-6:00pm Science Center 199 Featuring: Ryan Arazi ’21 Sydney Covitz ’20 Lily Goldman ’21 Nathan Pitock ’21 Olivia Robbins ’21

  • Dr. Amy Kapit to Join Faculty in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Dr. Amy Kapit to Join Faculty in Peace and Conflict Studies

    We are delighted to announce that Dr. Amy Kapit will join the Peace and Conflict Studies program, starting Fall 2019. Professor Kapit will offer a range of exciting new courses:! Humanitarianism: Education and Conflict Afghanistan: Where Central and South Asia Meet Peace Education Senior Capstone Seminar (Scroll down to the bottom of this post for…