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  • Fall 2024 PCS Courses

    Fall 2024 PCS Courses

    Announcing the Fall 2024 PCS courses! PEAC 015: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies with Prof. Sa’ed Atshan (T/Th 1:15-2:30pm) PEAC 024/RELG 023: Quakers Past and Present with Prof. Ellen Ross (T/Th 1:15-2:30pm) PEAC 030: War and Violence in Lived Experience with Prof. Michael Wilson Becerril (M/W/F 10:30-11:20am) PEAC 038: Civil Wars and Neoliberal Peace…

  • Spring 2024 PCS Courses

    Spring 2024 PCS Courses

    Announcing the Spring 2024 PCS course selection!

  • 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…

  • Prof. Wilson Becerril Brings New Courses in Fall 2022

    Prof. Wilson Becerril Brings New Courses in Fall 2022

    In a recent blog post, we announced the arrival of Prof. Mike Wilson Becerril, who will offer TWO NEW COURSES in Peace and Conflict Studies for the fall semester 2022. We hope you will check them out and share with your friends: PEAC 030: War in Lived Experience PEAC 045: Peace and Conflict in Latin…

  • Prof. Michael Wilson Becerril Joins Peace and Conflict Studies Faculty

    Prof. Michael Wilson Becerril Joins Peace and Conflict Studies Faculty

    We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Dr. Michael Wilson Becerril as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Peace and Conflict Studies Department! Prof. Wilson Becerril will bring new courses into our curriculum, and this fall semester 2022, he will offer PEAC 030: War in Lived Experience and PEAC 045: Peace and Conflict in…

  • New Course: SPAN103 – Trauma, afecto y derechos humanos en la literatura centroamericana

    We are excited to share a new course coming in Spring 2022! Professor Nanci Buiza’s will begin teaching honors seminar SPAN 103: Trauma, Afecto Y Derechos Huamnos en la Literatura Centroamericana. This course is an elaborated companion to her course PEAC 038: Civil Wars and Neoliberal Peace in Central America. We congratulate Professor Buiza on…

  • Prof. Sa’ed Atshan’s Book, Queer Palestine, Awarded Honorable Mention for the 2021 Benedict Prize

    Prof. Sa’ed Atshan’s Book, Queer Palestine, Awarded Honorable Mention for the 2021 Benedict Prize

    The Ruth Benedict Prize Committee of the Association for Queer Anthropology has awarded Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique, written by Peace and Conflict Studies Associate Professor Sa’ed Atshan, an honorable mention for the 2021 Benedict Prize. The Association for Queer Anthropology (AQA) website provides more information about the prize: “The Ruth Benedict Prize…

  • Professors Will Gardner and Denise Crossan Teach Class on Environment, Cultural Memory, and Social Change in Japan

    Professors Will Gardner and Denise Crossan Teach Class on Environment, Cultural Memory, and Social Change in Japan

    This semester, professors Gardner and Crossan have been teaching a new course offering that lies at the intersection of Peace and Conflict Studies, Environmental Science, and Japanese history. From nuclear fallouts to natural disasters and the respective social movements they spawned, the class provides a comprehensive overview of the past and present traumas grappled with…

  • Grace Dumdaw ’21 Goes Behind the Scenes with Television Academy Foundation Fellowship

    Grace Dumdaw ’21 Goes Behind the Scenes with Television Academy Foundation Fellowship

    Grace Dumdaw ’21 aspires to one day steal scenes as an actor on television or film. This summer, she got a glimpse behind those scenes through the Television Academy Foundation’s prestigious Summer Fellows Program. Sponsored by the charitable arm of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — best known as the organization behind the…

  • Radical Humanization

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