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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Category: Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Milewski, winner of the Aquila Polonica Article Prize

    Congratulations to Dr. Barbara Milewski, winner of the Aquila Polonica Article Prize

    Another huge congratulations to musicologist Dr. Barbara Milewski, who has received the Aquila Polonica Article Prize from the Polish Studies Association. Her article, co-authored with Bret Werb, re-examines the supposed influence of Jewish musical traditions on the composer Chopin.

  • 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.

  • Writeup: Nada Samih-Rotondo in Voices

    Cheng-Yen Wu covers last month’s book talk with Nada Samih-Rotondo for Swarthmore Voices. Read the writeup here.

  • Webinar: Bayard Rustin Legacy Forum

    Webinar: Bayard Rustin Legacy Forum

    Zoom event: register here It is our pleasure to partner with the BlackQuaker Project to present the 2024 Black Quaker Lives Matter Film Festival & Forum, which will take place on Zoom at 1pm EST on Saturday, February 24. This year’s event will focus on civil rights icon Bayard Rustin, whose life and legacy were…

  • Dr. George Lopez: What Queries about Peace are Most Relevant Today?

    Dr. George Lopez: What Queries about Peace are Most Relevant Today?

    Join us in the Scheuer Room at 1.15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 6 as we extend a warm PCS welcome to Dr. George Lopez, who will share insights from his four decades of experience in peacebuilding and economic sanctions. Dr. Lopez has moved the hands on the Doomsday Clock at the head of the Bulletin…

  • Billy Wu receives Lang Opportunity Scholarship

    Billy Wu receives Lang Opportunity Scholarship

    Congratulations to our very own Billy Wu, who has received one of only six Lang Opportunity Scholarships for his work on disability issues in Kunshan, China. Billy’s project “Acquired Tomorrows” centers the experience of those who acquire non-congenital disabilities, and focuses on building up support networks, including mental health services and assistance navigating various systems.…

  • Book Talk: All Water Has Perfect Memory, a Palestinian-American memoir by Nada Samih-Rotondo

    Book Talk: All Water Has Perfect Memory, a Palestinian-American memoir by Nada Samih-Rotondo

    Braving the winter chill as we gear up for the spring semester, please join PCS in giving a warm welcome to Palestinian-American author Nada Samih-Rotondo, who will be discussing her memoir All Water Has Perfect Memory in the Scheuer Room at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30.

  • Race, Religion, and Anti-Muslim Discrimination Conference

    Race, Religion, and Anti-Muslim Discrimination Conference

    Join us on Friday, February 2nd at the Lang Performing Arts Center for a Cooper Series seminar bringing together an array of distinguished panelists to examine Islamophobia within the U.S., on the global geopolitical stage, and through the lens of race.

  • PCS Alumni Reflect on Leadership

    PCS Alumni Reflect on Leadership

    Taking place on November 27 in the Scheuer Room of Kohlberg Hall, the Peace and Conflict Studies alumni panel brought together a diverse group of accomplished recent graduates for a wide-ranging conversation about how the worldview, knowledge, and skills they developed during their time with PCS have shaped their professional trajectories. In a discussion facilitated…

  • Video Recording: Quaker Organizational Leadership Panel

    Video Recording: Quaker Organizational Leadership Panel

    A recording of the Quaker Organizational Leadership Panel on 12/6 is available here if you missed the event and want to catch up!