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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Category: Interviews

  • PCS alum sees illiberal trends in liberal democracies

    PCS alum sees illiberal trends in liberal democracies

    In an interview with Swarthmore Magazine, PCS alum and former visiting professor Dr. Amy Kapit ’06 discusses an alarming global shift towards suppression of academic freedom and other forms of expression.

  • PCS featured in Swarthmore Magazine

    PCS featured in Swarthmore Magazine

    Professors Nina Johnson and Sabeen Ahmed share their perspectives on the pedagogy of peace in this Swarthmore Magazine article about the history and impact of Peace and Conflict Studies.

  • 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…

  • Peace and Conflict Studies Student Paris Shan ’23 Shares Internship Experience With Advocates For Human Rights

    Peace and Conflict Studies Student Paris Shan ’23 Shares Internship Experience With Advocates For Human Rights

    Paris Shan ’23 is a Peace and Conflict Studies minor student at Swarthmore College. This summer, she was actively engaged with the Advocates for Human Rights in an internship. She describes her internship experience with ties to interviews, research, data analysis, and importantly the education she received at Swarthmore and in Peace & Conflict Studies.…

  • Bill Ehrhart ’73 and Soldiers for Peace

    This morning, I listened to a radio documentary titled “Soldiers for Peace” by Kate Ellis and Stephen Smith via APM reports. The documentary (accessible below) details the participation of veterans and active duty soldiers in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. You can find a rich didactic page with photos and excerpts on the APM…

  • Q&A with Lang Opportunity Scholar Ferial Berjawi ’19

    Q&A with Lang Opportunity Scholar Ferial Berjawi ’19

    Congratulations to Peace and Conflict Studies special major, Ferial Berjawi ’19! From News and Events, October 17th, 2018 By Arthur Davis ’19 For her Lang Opportunity Scholarship project over the summer, Ferial Berjawi ’19 designed and ran the BetterFly Camp, a six-week program that brought 30 young refugee girls in Lebanon together to discuss body image,…

  • 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…

  • Extended article on Elowyn Corby’s 2013 PJSA Thesis Award

    Many thanks to Swarthmore’s News and Information Office for this piece that has appeared on the College’s webpage. Congratulations again to Elowyn Corby! Elowyn Corby ’13 Wins Peace and Justice Studies Thesis Award by Jenni Lu ’16 October 21, 2013 Elowyn Corby ’13 presented her winning thesis at the Peace and Justice Studies Association’s awards…

  • Peace and Conflict Studies students and alumni 2003-2011

    PCS students and Swarthmore alumni apply their interests and knowledge in service, research, vocation, and further education. Nida Atshan ’12 Nida Atshan ’12 is spending her 2010 summer in Washington, D.C. working with two programs. She is partici…