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  • Inspired Pasta & Peace Talks

    a series of monthly talks at Providence Friends Meeting, FREE and open to the public Jan 24, Feb 28, March 21, April 18, and May 23, 2010 Join us on January 24, 2010 at Providence Meeting for the first in the series 1:00 INSPIRED PASTA lunch by Francesco Bellini 1:30 TALK by Sam Caldwell Bad…

  • JUST-REEL Large-Screen Free First Friday Movie Series

    First Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center (Light Refreshments and after-film discussion, occasional film short before feature film) Co-sponsored by Brandywine Peace Community, 610.544.1818 more information Friday, February 5, 2010 Friday, March 5, 2010 Friday, April 2, 2010

  • War Discourse, Peace Discourse: More of the Same?

    Dov Shinar Ben Gurion University “War Discourse, Peace Discourse: More of the Same?” Analysis of media coverage of war leads to some conclusions and open questions on the role of the media in peace-building. Suggestions are offered for development of peace journalism and “common ground discourse.” Monday, 25 January, 2010 4:15-5:30 pm Benham Gateway Conference…

  • Black Power Panel

    Due to weather conditions, this event has been rescheduled for April 22, 2010. Black Power Panel Thursday, February 11, 2010 7:00 p.m. Science Center 101 “Black power represents one of the most enduring and controversial stories of racial tumult, social protest, and political upheaval of our time, complete with a cast of tragic and heroic…

  • President Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize

    President Obama – Nobel Peace Prize President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize and delivered his lecture on 10 December 2009.   You can read the text of the lecture or view a video. poll by twiigs.com

  • Tweeting in Tehran: Lessons on How to Win (or Lose) a Revolution in the 21st Century

    From the Daily Gazette by ALEX FRIEDFELD, STAFF REPORTER December 3, 2009 Photo by Se Eun Gong In a lecture Tuesday, Kourouss Esmaeli discussed the Iranian election that occurred on June 12, 2009, its aftermath, and the role technology played in this demonstration of opposition. The lecture, titled “Tweeting in Tehran: Lessons on How to…

  • Theatre of Witness presents ‘We Carried Your Secrets’

    Students participating in the college’s off-campus study program in Northern Ireland have had a unique opportunity to work with Swarthmore Visiting Instructor Teya Sepinuck on Theatre of Witness productions at the Playhouse in Derry/Londonderry. An enthusiastic review has been written about the play in the Derry Journal, and you can read more and listen to…

  • Mark Hanis ’05 refuses to be a bystander to genocide

    The Swarthmore College Bulletin published a feature article last month on The Genocide Intervention Network and alum Mark Hanis ’05.  You can read the full story here.

  • What is happening in Honduras?

    The Honduran Golpe and Obama’s Latin America: Cuba, the School of the americas, and the Hugo Chavez Socialist Revolution Dr. Larry Birns Director, Council on Hemispheric Affairs SCIENCE CENTER 104 SWARTHMORE COLLEGE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH AT 4:30 SPONSORED BY STUDENTS FOR A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY, THE FORUM FOR FREE SPEECH, AND THE LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES PROGRAM

  • Tweeting in Tehran: Lessons on How to Win (or Lose) a Revolution in the 21st Century

    Guest Lecture: “Tweeting in Tehran: Lessons on How to Win (or Lose) a Revolution in the 21st Century” Tuesday, December 1, 2009 4:30 PM Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall by Kouross Esmaili Recent events in Tehran have revolutionized our use of technology. The city has become an unlikely site to maximize the instantaneous connection that the…