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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Category: Students & Alums

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Alum Book Talk: Andrew Sniderman, author of “Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation”

    Alum Book Talk: Andrew Sniderman, author of “Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation”

    We’re pleased to welcome Swarthmore alum and Harvard Law School student Andrew Sniderman ’07 back to campus! We’ll be discussing his book “Valley of the Birdtail: An Indian Reserve, a White Town, and the Road to Reconciliation” on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 1:15 to 2:30pm in the Scheuer Room in Kohlberg Hall.

  • August Hartley wins PCS International Day of Peace sticker design competition

    August Hartley wins PCS International Day of Peace sticker design competition

    Announcing the winner of the PCS sticker design competition for the International Day of Peace! Congratulations to first-year student August Hartley, whose design encapsulates community, love, and harmony. August will receive a $100 prize. Thank you to all participants, including runner-up Minwoo Han!

  • Peace and Conflict Studies Student Nora Sweeney ’24 shares study abroad experience in Northern Ireland

    Nora Sweeney ’24 is a Peace and Conflict Honors Major student at Swarthmore College, who studied abroad in Northern Ireland during the fall semester of 2022. The Peace and Conflict Studies department has invited Nora to an interview to share her experience studying abroad and provide suggestions to future study abroad students. Question: Before we…

  • 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…

  • Billy Wu Becomes Student Departmental Assistant for Peace and Conflict Studies

    Billy Wu ’26 is an international freshman who recently joined the Swarthmore community this fall semester. He is a prospective Sociology major and a Peace & Conflict Studies and/or Film & Media Studies minor. Billy will join the Peace & Conflict Studies Department as a student departmental assistant for Fall Semester 2022 and Spring Semester…

  • 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.…

  • LIVE panel with Ruth McDonough ’08, Sultana Khaya, and co. engaged in unarmed civilian protection and nonviolent struggle in Western Sahara

    Ruth McDonough ’08 (Religion; Peace and Conflict Studies; Linguistics) is currently engaged in unarmed civilian protection in the home of the Khaya sisters, Saharawi nonviolent activists calling for an independent Western Sahara, who have been under de facto house arrest for more than 500 days.. Learn more. On Wednesday April 20, we are hosting a…

  • 30th Anniversary Event: Preparing for Peace, Building Social Justice

    Join us online on Tuesday February 22 at 4:15 pm EST to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Peace & Conflict Studies program at Swarthmore College! The virtual event will reflect on the past three decades of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore and the ways that program alumni have integrated peace and conflict studies to their…