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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Month: December 2019

  • Observing Nonviolent Action for Climate Justice

    On Wednesday, a group of students from Professor Smithey’s Climate Disruption, Conflict, and Peacemaking course observed a nonviolent action mounted by Earth Quaker Action Team. EQAT has called on the private electric utility PECO to distribute 20% of its electricity from local solar installations by 2025. Currently, solar makes up less than half of one…

  • Bill Ehrhart ’73 and Soldiers for Peace

    This morning, I listened to a radio documentary titled “Soldiers for Peace” by Kate Ellis and Stephen Smith via APM reports. The documentary (accessible below) details the participation of veterans and active duty soldiers in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. You can find a rich didactic page with photos and excerpts on the APM…

  • Remembering Professor Thompson Bradley

    Before the semester is out, we want to take a moment to remember Prof. Thompson Bradley, a passionate and gifted teacher and activist for peace and justice at Swarthmore College, the local region, and the world. President Val Smith informed the Swarthmore community of Prof.  Thompson’s passing on October 3, and the Communications Office provided…