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  • Nationalism, Class, and Activism in Lebanon in the Shadow of Syrian Civil War

    Nationalism, Class, and Activism in Lebanon in the Shadow of Syrian Civil War Yasemin Ipek, Assistant Professor in the Global Affairs Program, George Mason University Monday, April 1, 2019, 4:30-6 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall Between 2011 and 2014, more than a million registered Syrian refugees came to Lebanon, making the tiny country host to…

  • The Jamal Khashoggi Tragedy & Its Implications for the Middle East

      The Jamal Khashoggi Tragedy & Its Implications for the Middle East Thursday, October 25, 2018 4:30 – 6:00 pm | INTERCULTURAL CENTER (Big Room) Faculty Teach-In, Featuring Sa’ed Atshan (Peace and Conflict Studies) Osman Balkan (Political Science) Farha Ghannam (Sociology and Anthropology) Ahmad Shokr (History)

  • Beshara Doumani, Director of Middle East Studies at Brown University, to visit Swarthmore PCS on Monday, March 26, 2018

    Join the Progam in Peace & Conflict Studies at Swarthmore College for a lecture presented by Prof. Beshara Doumani. Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 Time: 4:30-6:00 PM Location: Kohlberg 228 Between House and Orchard: Family, Shariʿa and the Making of the Modern Middle East In writings about Islam, women, and modernity in the Middle East, family and religion…

  • State Failure and War in the Middle East: A Conflict of Our Times

    From our friends in the Political Science Department: “State Failure and War in the Middle East: A Conflict of Our Times” Wednesday 18th January 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Trotter 303 Swarthmore College *Sandwiches will be provided Please join us for a lunchtime talk with William Reno, Professor of Political Science & Director, Program of African Studies, Northwestern…

  • Ben Taub, foreign correspondent to speak on Syria and Isis

    The Daily Gazette presents Ben Taub, a highly successful foreign correspondent with numerous articles published in The New Yorker. A little over 2 years ago, Ben Taub was a philosophy student at Princeton, and a recent contestant on “The Voice.” He has since reported extensively about ISIS recruiting and ordinary lives in war-torn Syria.On October 17,…

  • Dr. Sa’ed Atshan to join faculty in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Dr. Sa’ed Atshan to join faculty in Peace and Conflict Studies

    We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Sa’ed Atshan will join the Peace and Conflict Studies program for the fall semester of 2015! Professor Atshan will offer a range of exciting new courses!: PEAC 003 Crisis Resolution in the Middle East (Spring 2016) PEAC 015 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies (Fall 2015) PEAC 043 Gender,…

  • Omar Offendum: hip-hop, poetry, and peace

    Omar Offendum will be coming to Swarthmore on Thursday, November 20th to give a hybrid performance/lecture. In addition to performing some of his songs, he will speak about connections between the artistic community and the Arab uprisings, with a special focus on hip hop.  Omar will also discuss his efforts to use art and music to raise humanitarian…

  • Interreligious Dialogue in Israel and the Middle East

    “The Other Peace Process: The Role of Interreligious Dialogue in Israel and the Middle East” Sunday, October 26 4:00 pm Kohlberg 116, Swarthmore College Featuring Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish Founder and Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) since 1992, Ron Kronish is also a noted rabbi, educator, author, lecturer and speaker. He…

  • The Arab Spring, Four Years Later: Hope or Despair?

    The Arab Spring, Four Years Later: Hope or Despair? Lecture by Dr. Sean Yom, Temple University Monday, Oct. 6, 4:30 p.m., Kohlberg Scheuer Room Four years on, the Arab Spring had generated wildly contrasting outcomes. From democratization in Tunisia to authoritarian revival in Egypt to civil war in Syria, the regional wave of popular protest…

  • Troubled Political Transitions: A Perspective from Egypt

    Ann Mosely Lesch ’66, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, American University in Cairo, will present the 2014 Islamic Studies Annual Lecture, “Troubled Political Transitions: A Perspective from Egypt”. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:30 pm, Science Center Room 199 Swarthmore College Three years ago, Egyptians rose up to remove Hosni Mubarak’s corrupt authoritarian regime. Since then,…