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  • PEACE AND RECONCILIATION IN UKRAINE AND POLAND: Past and Present of the Refugee Crisis

    Tuesday, March 29, 4:30 p.m.Singer Hall Room 033 Swarthmore College In recent weeks Poland has welcomed a greater number of refugees from Ukraine than any other country, often with striking warmth and generosity, although the relationship between the two nations has been complex over time. Swarthmore College faculty members Allen Kuharski and Barbara Milewski will…

  • Humanitarian Predicaments: Protracted Displacement and Palestinian Refugee Politics

    Please join us on Wednesday, February 6th for a lecture by Ilana Feldman (Anthropology, George Washington University), who will be visiting campus as part of the “Contending Visions of the Middle East” series. Ilana’s lecture draws from her recently published book “Life Lived In Relief” (University of California Press, 2018). February 6 4:30 – 6:00 PM | SCI…

  • Course Alert: Spots open for PEAC094: Special Topics – Friends, Peace and Sanctuary

    Course Alert: Spots open for PEAC094: Special Topics – Friends, Peace and Sanctuary

    Interested in co-creating a graphic novel about migration with a small group of faculty/staff and individuals resettled to Philadelphia from Syria and/or Iraq? Then consider taking PEAC:094 Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary. In addition to the course, which will meet at McCabe Library on Wednesdays 1:15-4:00 for the first half of the semester, students will participate…

  • Migration Stories: A Reading and Conversation – Mikhail Shishkin

    Peace and Conflict Studies is proud to cosponsor: Migration Stories: A Reading and Conversation with Mikhail Shishkin Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 4:30-6 p.m. McCabe Library Atrium Refreshments provided Free copies of Maidenhair will be available for students!  After working as an interpreter for Russian-speaking refugees seeking asylum at the Swiss border, emigre-dissident Mikhail Shishkin incorporated this experience…

  • NEW Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary course on refugees and art

    NEW Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary course on refugees and art

    As part of the College’s Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary project, supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Peace and Conflict Studies program will sponsor a related half-credit course in the spring. In what ways can engaging with art inspire conversations, change perspectives, or increase empathy? How might sharing personal experiences through the process of making…

  • Challenges to immigrant communities under Trump

    President Donald Trump campaigned on aggressively curtailing immigration to the US and ‘securing’ US boarders by stopping the flow of immigrants. In the weeks since taking office, the new administration rapidly moved through a series of executive orders, which left the nation’s airports in chaos, spurred national protests, and brought broad, although not universal, rebuke…

  • Confronting War Crimes in the Middle East and Africa

    Confronting War Crimes in the Middle East and Africa A conversation with Sofia Candeias, international lawyer and member of the United Nations Team of Experts on Sexual Violence and the Rule of Law Friday, February 17th, 2017 4:30 pm Kohlberg 115 Come listen to intimate reflections of those working on the front lines of today’s conflict and…