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Peace & Conflict Studies Blog

Category: Students & Alums

  • 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 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.

  • Announcing four annual PCS Student awards!

    Peace and Conflict Studies is delighted to announce four annual awards to celebrate our students and the amazing work they do! Outstanding Senior Award: for the senior major in peace and conflict studies who exemplifies a commitment to academic excellence. Outstanding Junior Award: for the junior major or minor in peace and conflict studies who exemplifies…

  • Panel Lunch & Discussion: What is Peace Engineering?

    Panel Lunch & Discussion: What is Peace Engineering?

    Curious about Peace Engineering? Come by Singer Hall 316 at 12.30 on Friday, March 29 for a panel discussion with Dr. Joseph Hughes of Drexel University and PCS alums Kyla Hallam ’20 and Luke Neureiter ’22! Lunch will be served; please RSVP to Israa Al-Helli at ialhell1@swarthmore.edu to reserve your spot.

  • 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.

  • 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…