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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Category: Peace and Conflict Studies

  • 2024 Year in Review

    Swarthmore College Department of Peace & Conflict Studies Newsletter Friday, May 31, 2024 Greetings from the Chair Dear Peace and Conflict Studies Community, Congratulations on completing the 2023-2024 academic year! It has been an honor to serve as Chair of our department this year, and I am so grateful for all the students, staff, and…

  • PCS Senior Nora Sweeney  ’24 to Deliver Commencement Address

    PCS Senior Nora Sweeney  ’24 to Deliver Commencement Address

    Graduating PCS major and 2024 Commencement Student Speaker Nora Sweeney ’24 reflects on how the department has shaped her Swarthmore experience in this profile. We’re so proud of her!

  • 2024 PCS Honors Examiners

    Welcome to our 2024 PCS Honors Examiners! These seven distinguished scholars and activists bring together years of theory and practice in peacebuilding and peace studies, and represent the intersection of fields including legal studies, international education, political science, Middle East studies, anthropology, gender studies, and sociology. Dr. Dana Burde Dr. Dana Burde’s research focuses on…

  • 2024 PCS Award Winners

    2024 PCS Award Winners

    Congratulations to the winners of our inaugural PCS Departmental Awards! Outstanding Senior: Nicolas-Bilal Urick ’24 Outstanding Junior: Aqua Withers Carello ’25 Elise Boulding Award: Nora Sweeney ’24 Bayard Rustin Award: Zamir Ticknor ’25 We’re so proud of them and everything they’ve accomplished!

  • 2024 PCS Graduation Reception

    2024 PCS Graduation Reception

    Come celebrate our graduating seniors with us at 4pm on Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Parrish W237! We can’t wait to see what they do next!

  • Seniors Find Meaning in Music

    Seniors Find Meaning in Music

    PCS major Jorge Padilla ’24 and four other graduating seniors reflect on the role music has played in their Swarthmore experience.

  • PCS Senior Capstone Presentations

    PCS Senior Capstone Presentations

    Please come to the Intercultural Center Dome Room at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, April 23 to support our graduating seniors! These eight students will be presenting their capstone projects, a culmination of their Swarthmore experience! Refreshments will be provided.

  • Tea and Treats Study Break

    Tea and Treats Study Break

    Come by the Intercultural Center Dome Room between 4.30 and 6pm on Monday, April 29 to catch up with your classmates, learn about Peace and Conflict Studies, and enjoy some bubble tea, chai, spring rolls, and samosas! Please RSVP to Israa Al-Helli at ialhell1@swarthmore.edu so we know how many people to expect.

  • Dr. Julia Chang: Playing Military Masculinity in Disaster Era Spain

    Dr. Julia Chang: Playing Military Masculinity in Disaster Era Spain

    PCS is delighted to host Dr. Julia Chang of Cornell University on Monday, April 22, 2024 for her lecture, “Playing Military Masculinity in Disaster Era Spain.” Dr. Chang will be speaking in the Scheuer Room in Kohlberg Hall from 7-8.30pm.

  • Dr. Marcela Benitez: Evolution’s Closet: Scientific Bias and Same-Sex Sexual Behavior in Primates

    Dr. Marcela Benitez: Evolution’s Closet: Scientific Bias and Same-Sex Sexual Behavior in Primates

    Please join us in welcoming Dr. Marcela Benitez from Emory University for her lecture, “Evolution’s Closet: Scientific Bias and Same-Sex Sexual Behavior in Primates.” Dr. Benitez will be speaking from 7 to 8:30 pm on Monday, April 15, 2024 in the Scheuer Room in Kohlberg Hall.