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Author: Billy Wu

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • “The Art of Un-War” Film Screening and A Conversation With Director Maria Niro

    To wrap up this spring’s Peace and Conflict Studies film series, we will screen The Art of Un-War followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Maria Niro. Where: Singer Hall Room 033 at Swarthmore College (Parking in Whittier Lot)When: 4:30 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Pizza, salad, and beverages will be provided! This event is open to the public.…

  • Interview With PJSA 2020 Best Undergrad Thesis Recipient Vanessa Meng ’20

    By Billy Wu ’26 Vanessa Meng ’20, a Peace and Conflict Studies and Philosophy double major and Swarthmore alumni, recently received the PJSA 2020 Best Undergrad Thesis award. Her thesis focused on China’s own narrative of China-Africa relations and tied in the diverse cultural background she shares in her identity. The Peace and Conflict Studies…

  • Dr. Juan Masullo Lecture On “Refusing To Cooperate With Armed Groups” – December 1

    Dr. Juan Masullo Lecture On “Refusing To Cooperate With Armed Groups” – December 1

    We are excited to be a co-sponsor of this event featuring Dr. Juan Masullo, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University. Read more about the event below, and we hope to see you there. REFUSING TO COOPERATE WITH ARMED GROUPS:Civilian Agency and Nonviolent Resistance in the Colombian Civil WarThursday, 1 December 20224.15-5.30 pm, Science…

  • Billy Wu Becomes Student Departmental Assistant for Peace and Conflict Studies

    Billy Wu ’26 is an international freshman who recently joined the Swarthmore community this fall semester. He is a prospective Sociology major and a Peace & Conflict Studies and/or Film & Media Studies minor. Billy will join the Peace & Conflict Studies Department as a student departmental assistant for Fall Semester 2022 and Spring Semester…

  • Prof. Amy Kapit Wins Research Grant To Study Student Activism

    Prof. Amy Kapit Wins Research Grant To Study Student Activism

    Let’s celebrate with Professor Amy Kapit, Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies! She has won the support of the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund for her research into the suppression of university student activism and the development of a Student Rights Watch Report. This is important work that resonates strongly (especially with a long…