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  • Smithey Explores Conflict Transformation in Award-Winning Book

    In his new book Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland, Associate Professor of Sociology Lee Smithey discusses how grassroots movements have transformed the conflicts in Northern Ireland. The book, which launched earlier this month at the Parliament Buildings of the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont, recently received  the Donald Murphy Book Prize for…

  • Woman, Man, and God in Modern Islam

    Award-winning historian and former Swarthmore College president Theodore “Dorie” Friend will discuss his recently published book Woman, Man, and God in Modern Islam on Tues., Mar. 13, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. in the Scheuer Room of Kohlberg Hall on the Swarthmore College campus. The event is free and open to the public.     In Woman,…

  • The Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Role of the United States in Resolving It

    The Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Role of the United States in Resolving It, a talk by Norman Finkelstein Wednesday, 3/14/12 4:30 p.m. Science Center 101 Norman Finkelstein is a political scientist, activist and author. His primary fields of research are the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the politics of the Holocaust, an interest motivated by…

  • Engaging Peace Conference @ Arcadia

    Announcing the “Engaging Peace” Conference, a collaborative event offered by Arcadia University and The Peace Center. Friday, March 23 – Saturday, March 24, 2012 Check-in opens 5:00 PM Friday evening and Saturday morning at 7:30 AM. Arcadia University 450 S. Easton Rd. Glenside, PA 19038 (Greater Philadelphia Area) For detailed information & to register: www.arcadia.edu/engagingpeace…

  • One Year through the Egyptian Revolution

    Egyptian activists Ahmed Salah and Mahitab Elgilani shared their experiences in planning and participating in the Egyptian Revolution with the Swarthmore community on February 20, 2012. They spoke about the challenges and successes they have had in the January 2011 protests in Tahrir Square. “There have been many groups [that have made] an impossible movement…

  • One Year Through the Egyptian Revolution

    A Lecture by Ahmed Salah, Egyptian activist and key planner of the January 2011 protests in Tahir Square Tuesday, February 21, 2012 4:30 p.m. Science Center 101 Organized by Peace and Conflict Studies, sponsors include: the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, the President’s Office, Intercultural Center, Islamic Studies, Arabic, and the departments of…

  • Reflections on the Occupy Movement

    Friday, February 17, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Swarthmore Friends Meeting House Join George Lakey (Lang Research Fellow and Visiting Professor), Gwen Snyder ’08, Sharon Gunther, Jonah Schwartz ’15, Jim MacMillan (Independent Journalist and Visiting Professor) as they reflect upon their involvement with the Occupy Movement. This event is sponsored by the Political Science Department,…

  • “Precious Knowledge”

    Monday February 20, 2012 7:00PM Science Center 183 As part of Afro-Latino Series, Enlace presents Precious Knowledge: a documentary chronicling the fight for Ethnic Studies in Arizona. The film provides an insider’s perspective to a historic battle over civil rights as the student leaders in Tucson High fight to save their classes. Join filmmaker Erin…

  • 1 Year through the Egyptian Revolution

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 4:30 pm, Science Ctr 101 Join Egyptian activist, Ahmed Salah, key planner of the January 2011 protests in Tahrir Square, to learn about his firsthand experiences and reflections about events in Egypt. Ahmed is the founder of the Activism Research Center and serves as Coordinator of the Egyptian Coalition of the…

  • FCNL Spring Lobby Weekend 2012 (March 17-20)

    Spring Lobby Weekend 2012 (March 17-20), sponsored by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (http://fcnl.org/issues/checkbook/), is a unique (and affordable!) opportunity for young people, to come to Washington, gain training in lobbying and policy issues, learn about FCNL, and lobby your representatives and senators. Interested in learning more? Join Quakers on Campus and their guest…