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Month: April 2023

  • Historic Golden Rule Anti-Nuclear Vessel Comes to Philadelphia and Swarthmore College

    In 1958, an intrepid crew of (mainly) Quakers attempted to sail the small ship the “Golden Rule” to the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific, to try to “get in the way” of massive nuclear tests the United States was planning there. They were arrested in Honolulu, but they left a lasting legacy connecting peace…

  • End-Of-Year Ice Cream party

    It is the last week of classes. Peace and Conflict Studies students (and those interested in majoring or minoring) are almost there! Of course, the exam period follows, but it is traditional for us to take a moment to catch our breath together during the reading period. You deserve it! Let’s gather together on Monday,…

  • Iraq Afterwar(d)s: Epistemic Violence and Collateral Damage

    The Peace and Conflict Studies Department is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this talk, featuring Iraqi Novelist and Poet Sinan Antoon, taking place at Swarthmore College. Title: Iraq Afterwar(d)s: Epistemic Violence and Collateral DamageSpeaker: Sinan Antoon, Iraqi novelist and poet.Date & Time : April 25th, Tuesday, 4:30 – 6:30 pmLocation: Kohlberg Scheuer Room*This event is open to the public. This talk…

  • The Living Dead or the Sonic Story of Male Bodies Behind Bars in Egypt

    The Peace and Conflict Studies Department is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this talk, featuring Dr. Maria Frederika Malmström, taking place at Swarthmore College. Title: The Living Dead or the Sonic Story of Male Bodies Behind Bars in EgyptSpeaker: Dr. Maria Frederika Malmström, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Research Fellow; The Aga Khan University, LondonDate…

  • Prof. Atshan to Speak at Bryn Mawr on Palestinian Christians: Past, Present, Future

    Here in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore we are excited to welcome Prof. Sa’ed Atshan back this summer, and students at Bryn Mawr are helping us get warmed up by hosting him on their campus! Title: Palestinian Christians: Past, Present, FutureSpeaker: Dr. Sa’ed AtshanDate & Time: Monday April 10th at 7:00pmLocation:…

  • Emerging Cyber Governance Terrains

    The Peace and Conflict Studies Department is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this lecture at Swarthmore College on April 11, 2023 by Dr. Laura Denardis. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Peace and Conflict Studies Student Nora Sweeney ’24 shares study abroad experience in Northern Ireland

    Nora Sweeney ’24 is a Peace and Conflict Honors Major student at Swarthmore College, who studied abroad in Northern Ireland during the fall semester of 2022. The Peace and Conflict Studies department has invited Nora to an interview to share her experience studying abroad and provide suggestions to future study abroad students. Question: Before we…

  • Fall 2023 Peace and Conflict Studies Courses

    Registration for the fall semester 2023 is coming up soon, so check out these exciting courses by our outstanding faculty! Flyers with course descriptions for PEAC courses are provided below. Check them out! ARAB 009P. First Year Seminar: Refuge: Resettled in Philadelphia ECON 081. Economic Development* ENGL 009P. Refuge: Resettled in Philadelphia ENVS 014. Environmental…