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Denis Halliday former Lang Professor in Peace and Conflict Studies sails for Gaza after Israeli attack on flotilla

Denis HallidayI failed to mention in the previous post about Mairead Corrigan Maguire, that Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary General and 2000-2001 Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change (in Peace and Conflict Studies) at Swarthmore, is also aboard the MV Rachel Corrie on its way to Gaza. Maguire and Halliday are attempting to deliver humanitarian supplies despite the Israeli Defense Force’s attack on the main flotilla on Sunday.

Like John Braxton (’70) who received an honorary degree from Swarthmore College this past Sunday (only hours before the Free Gaza flotilla was attacked), George Lakey, a recent Lang Professor who continues to teach strategic nonviolent action in the Peace and Conflict Studies program, also sailed through the US Naval Blockade of Vietnam to deliver humanitarian supplies.