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  • Appreciation of George Lakey

    George Lakey has served as the college’s Lang Visiting Professor of Issues for Social Change within the Peace and Conflict Studies Program for the past three years. Faculty, students, and staff gathered on Friday, May 1, 2009 to show their appreciation and sing Broadway show tunes in Parrish Parlor. We have been privileged to have…

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  • Lang Professor George Lakey Receives Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize

    This announcement is belated but nonetheless exciting! This past summer, Prof. George Lakey was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize by the Fellowship of Reconiliation. Here is the college’s press release: Lang Professor George Lakey Receives Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize by Alisa Giardinelli 06/27/2008 Lifelong nonviolent activist and educator George Lakey…

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  • George Lakey at the Lang Center in 2008-2009

    Since the 2006-2007 academic year, George Lakey, author, activist, and, founder of Training for Change, has been part of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Swarthmore and will teach PEAC 077 Peace Studies and Action, in Spring 2009. Professor Lakey’s office is located in the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility.

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  • Prof. Amy Kapit Wins Research Grant To Study Student Activism

    Prof. Amy Kapit Wins Research Grant To Study Student Activism

    Let’s celebrate with Professor Amy Kapit, Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies! She has won the support of the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund for her research into the suppression of university student activism and the development of a Student Rights Watch Report. This is important work that resonates strongly (especially with a long…

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  • Applying Lessons from the Life of Bayard Rustin to Quaker Work at the UN

    Applying Lessons from the Life of Bayard Rustin to Quaker Work at the UN

    Our friends nearby at the Pendle Hill Quaker center are announcing their annual Stephen G. Cary Memorial lecture, and this year’s speaker is Sarah Clarke, Director of the Quaker UN Office in New York. She will talk about “Applying Lessons from the Life of Bayard Rustin to Quaker Work at the UN.” A number of…

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022

    A few years ago, the College began celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a holiday, so the College is closed, and classes don’t begin until tomorrow! MLK Day is always an important one for our program given our commitment to studying and understanding the powerful and nonviolent pursuit of more just and collaborative relations,…

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  • Polarization as Possibility: The Justice Strategizing of Bayard Rustin and Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The video of the event announced below is now available! Our friends at the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College are sponsoring an exciting online event on January 21, 2022 titled “Polarization as Possibility: The Justice Strategizing of Bayard Rustin and Martin Luther King, Jr.” featuring our own George Lakey and Professor…

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  • Layla Hazaineh ’20 Wins Next Generation Peacemaker Award

    Layla Hazaineh ’20 Wins Next Generation Peacemaker Award

    Congratulations to Layla Hazaineh ’20 from all of us in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program!! From Swarthmore News and Events By Brittni Teresi ’19 October 23rd, 2018 Layla Hazaineh ’20 recently received international recognition for her efforts on behalf of women who have been harassed and treated unfairly. The peace & conflict studies major received the Next Generation…

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  • Quaker Indian Boarding Schools and Moral Economies at Pendle Hill

    It’s an exciting fall semester of programming across Crum Woods at Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center. Check out these events coming up in November and December! The Quaker Indian Boarding Schools: Facing our History and Ourselves Monday, November 7, 2016 Free 7:00pm-9:00pm in the barn, livestreaming available In the 1800s, Quakers and other Christian denominations collaborated…

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  • For Fall 2015! Research Seminar: Strategy and Nonviolent Struggle

    PEAC 071B. Research Seminar: Strategy and Nonviolent Struggle (Cross-listed as POLS 081 / SOCI 071B) will be offered during the Spring Semester 2015.   This one-credit research seminar involves working and updating the Global Nonviolent Action Database which can be accessed by activists and scholars worldwide at http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu. The database was built at Swarthmore College and…

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