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  • Prof. Atshan Headlines 50th Anniversary Edition of Journal of Palestine Studies

    Prof. Atshan Headlines 50th Anniversary Edition of Journal of Palestine Studies

    Now, THERE is a neat way to end the calendar year! Congratulations to Prof. Atshan for his important role in advancing Palestine studies.

  • 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…

  • Prof. Sa’ed Atshan named one of 40 Under 40 by the Arab America Foundation

    Prof. Sa’ed Atshan named one of 40 Under 40 by the Arab America Foundation

    On October 22, Professor Sa’ed Atshan, Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College, became an awardee of the Arab America Foundation’s 40 Under 40 initiative, meant to highlight the accomplishments of young Arab American across the country. The publication remarks, “each of the awardees has forged pathways in their profession and community.…

  • 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…

  • Dr. Amy Kapit to Join Faculty in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Dr. Amy Kapit to Join Faculty in Peace and Conflict Studies

    We are delighted to announce that Dr. Amy Kapit will join the Peace and Conflict Studies program, starting Fall 2019. Professor Kapit will offer a range of exciting new courses:! Humanitarianism: Education and Conflict Afghanistan: Where Central and South Asia Meet Peace Education Senior Capstone Seminar (Scroll down to the bottom of this post for…

  • Webinar on the Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements

    Webinar on the Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements

    On November 15, 2018, Prof. Lee Smithey joined his co-editor and colleague, Prof. Lester Kurtz (George Mason University) to talk about their new edited book, The Paradox of Repression and Nonviolent Movements (Syracuse University Press). The webinar was recorded, and you are welcome to view it here. The Communications Office, also published a piece on…

  • Writing from the Wound: Literature and Disenchantment in Postwar Central America

    Writing from the Wound: Literature and Disenchantment in Postwar Central America

    “Writing from the Wound: Literature and Disenchantment in Postwar Central America” Nanci Buiza, Assistant Professor of Spanish Tuesday, December 12th, 4:15 PM McCabe Library Atrium Open to the Public Professor Buiza will examine how contemporary Central American writers have made literary art out of a heritage of violence, trauma, and social disaffection. Torn by decades…

  • Prof. Sa’ed Atshan Inspires

    Inspire! With Professor Atshan: Teaching Peace Posted by Anna Weber ’19 January 21, 2016 on her Voices of Youth blog (Reprinted with permission) I walked into my Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies class unsure. I was unsure if I had any of the answers to the conflicts we would study, unsure of the conflicts…

  • Ellen Ross awarded Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professorship of Quakerism and Peace Studies

    Yesterday, we got the fabulous news that Ellen Ross has been awarded the Howard M. and Charles F. Jenkins Professorship of Quakerism and Peace Studies! Congratulations to Ellen on a well-earned accolade!