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Month: November 2019

  • Can Big Bird Fight Terrorism?

    A book talk with Naomi Moland, Professorial Lecturer at the School of International Services at American University. Wednesday, December 4th 4:30p.m.-6:30p.m. McCabe Library Atrium For fifty years, Sesame Street has taught generations of Americans their letters and numbers, and also how to better understand and get along with people of different races, faiths, ethnicities, and temperaments. But the…

  • Radical Humanization

    Students who have taken Prof. Atshan’s courses talk about radical humanization.

  • Swarthmore Hosts Aspiring Academics of Color at Mellon Mays Conference

    Swarthmore Hosts Aspiring Academics of Color at Mellon Mays Conference

    Swarthmore Hosts Aspiring Academics of Color at Mellon Mays Conference The Communications Office 14 November 2019   Jayanti Owens ’06 credits the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program with playing a “defining role” in her Swarthmore experience and in her decision to pursue graduate school. Now the Mary Tefft and John Hazen White, Sr. Assistant Professor of Sociology and…

  • Students tour Mariner East 2 pipeline

    Students tour Mariner East 2 pipeline

    Twenty-five students from the Peace and Conflict Studies / Environmental Studies course “Climate Disruption, Conflict, and Peacemaking” toured the route of the Mariner East 2 pipeline (ME2) construction that runs near Swarthmore College. The ME2, a Sunoco project, runs through highly populated neighborhoods in Delaware and Chester counties and beyond. It will carry compressed propane, ethane,…

  • FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO CIVIL LIBERTIES: The impact of black culture and identity on 21st century diplomacy

    A presentation by Justin Davis, Deputy Director, Orientation Division, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State Friday, December 6th 4:30-6 pm Sproul 201, Intercultural Center Swarthmore College This event is open to the public. You can find directions and a    campus map on the College’s website. Organized by Peace and Conflict Studies and Co-Sponsored by Black…

  • Feminist dilemmas: How to talk about gender-based violence in relation to the Middle East

    A presentation by Nadje Al-Ali, Robert Family Professor of International Studies, Brown University Friday, November 8th 4:30-6 pm Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College This event is open to the public. You can find directions and a    campus map on the College’s website. ORGANIZED BY PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES AND CO-SPONSORED BY ARABIC, GENDER AND…

  • The Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing our History and Ourselves

    “The Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing our History and Ourselves” A presentation by Paula Palmer, Friend in Residence at Haverford College Thursday, November 6 4:30-6:00 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College Paula Palmer is a sociologist, writer, and activist for human rights, social justice, and environmental protection.  Since 2012 she travels in Quaker ministry,…