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  • Egypt’s Constitutional Quagmires: Pursuing Reform in Precarious Times

    From our friends in the Arabic Section and Islamic Studies: “Egypt’s Constitutional Quagmires: Pursuing Reform in Precarious Times.” Tamer Nagy Mahmoud Monday, March 31 at 4:30PM Science Center 101 Swarthmore College In this talk Tamer Nagy Mahmoud will discuss Egypt’s present crisis from the perspective of constitutional law. Tamer spent much of the last few…

  • Amy Kapit ’06 studies education in situations of armed conflict

    The website of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University shares information about Amy Kapit’s (peace and conflict studies minor class of 2006) work on education in situations of armed conflict. We excerpt some of it here.  Read More. Why did you choose to pursue a Doctoral degree in…

  • Human rights in the Occupied Territories

    Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine will host Sunjeev Bery on campus Tuesday, October 22 at 4:30 in Kohlberg 116. Sunjeev BeryBery will talk about Israel’s violations of human rights in the Occupied Territories including the Gaza student blockade, Nabi Saleh village, and other human rights issues. Sunjeev Bery is the Advocacy Director for…

  • New History courses may be counted toward Peace and Conflict Studies minor

    Enrollment for fall courses is coming up on Monday, and we are happy to announce that, with the hire of a new faculty member in the History department, Rosie Bsheer, three new courses may be counted toward a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Please note that the last course listed below may only be…

  • Video of Prof. Mubarak Awad’s 2011 visit

    Spurred by Dr. Kuttab’s visit to campus this past week, we are posting video of his colleague, Prof. Mubarak Awad’s visit to Swarthmore College on November 7, 2011. Photos are available here. The Daily Gazette covered the event. Both of these events were sponsored by Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine.   Mubarak Awad…

  • Recap: Sanger, Awad, and Alwadi

    We have had a busy and engaging couple of weeks in Peace and Conflict Studies with events on nonviolent resistance in the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, mountaintop removal, and women and violence in the Congo. Here are some pictures and video offered as a brief recap: (click on the thumbnails below for larger images)…

  • Bahraini journalist, Nada Alwadi, to speak on nonviolent resistance and the media

    Bahrain: The Current Political and Communication Challenges, A View From the Inside Nada Alwadi Bahraini Journalist Tuesday, November 8, 2011 4:30 p.m. Science Center Room 101 Swarthmore College (maps and directions) (view or download a flyer) Nada Alwadi was a reporter for Alwasat, the most popular newspaper in Bahrain, a monarchy on a small island in…