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  • Swarthmore Peace and Conflict Studies Students in the News

    Swarthmore Peace and Conflict Studies Students in the News

    Peace and Conflict Studies special major Maria Castaneda ’18 and Peace and Conflict Studies minor Michael Nafziger ’18 were recently featured in the news. Read Maria’s story related to President Trump’s order ending the DACA program here. “From Mexico to Swarthmore, a dream now in danger” Follow Michael’s involvement in our community in the wake of the alt-right controversy in Charlottesville,…

  • History with a Future: Ben Goossen ’13

    McCabe Library Atrium Thursday, September 7th, 4:30 pm Please join us in welcoming back Ben Goossen ‘13! Ben will take you through the experiences at Swarthmore that helped shape his decision to pursue a Ph.D. at Harvard University. A History and German Studies double major, and four-time recipient of the Swarthmore College Libraries’ A. Edward…

  • Peace advocate Jeremy Stone ’57 dies at his home

    We were saddened to learn recently of the death of Jeremy Stone ’57, a visionary and tireless advocate for peace and our Peace and Conflict Studies Program. He spoke about Catalytic Diplomacy for Peace on campus in April 2016, and you can watch a video recording of the talk he gave on our blog. The…

  • Haverford Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Alum Career Panel and Dinner

    Peace, Justice, and Human Rights Alum Career Panel and Dinner Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 Panel and conversation in Chase Auditorium at Haverford College 4:15 PM tea and refreshments 4:30 PM event Featuring: Angelique Bradford ’14 (Jesuit Volunteer Corps, criminal justice/restorative justice) Tamar Hoffman ’16 (Haverford House Fellow, paralegal at Community Legal Services’ Housing Unit) Leah…

  • Watch: Theresa Williamson ’97 Offers a Glimpse into Rio’s Favelas

    From Swarthmore College News and Information August 17, 2016 Today: Santa Marta: Matt Lauer tours of one of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favelas The 2016 summer Olympics has turned the world’s attention to life in Rio de Janeiro. The city is surrounded by over 1,000 favela communities, which have come to be synonymous with poverty…

  • Prof. Sa’ed Atshan Inspires

    Inspire! With Professor Atshan: Teaching Peace Posted by Anna Weber ’19 January 21, 2016 on her Voices of Youth blog (Reprinted with permission) I walked into my Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies class unsure. I was unsure if I had any of the answers to the conflicts we would study, unsure of the conflicts…

  • Danny Hirschel Burns ’14 on his special major in Peace and Conflict Studies

    This piece by Anna Gonzales appeared in The Phoenix on November 12, 2015 Danny Hirschel Burns was the 2014 recipient of the Peace and Justice Studies Association Undergraduate Thesis Award for the thesis he talks about in this article. Special majors forge own innovative academic paths While most students at the college choose to major in…

  • ShaKea Alston ’17 Receives Coveted Arts Internship

    Congratulations to ShaKea Alston ’17, a special major in Peace and Conflict Studies and Dance for winning a coveted arts internship during which she will be working at the documentary company POV, which many of you may associate with PBS public television. This story was initially posted by the News and Information Office. By Ryan…

  • Prof. Dominic Tierney and Nell Bang-Jensen ’11 Discuss Media and War

    Political Scientist Dominic Tierney and Nell Bang-Jensen ’11 recently led a discussion on the media’s responsibilities in times of war. The discussion followed The Body of An American, which explores the friendship of photojournalist Paul Watson and playwright Dan O’Brien (played by Harry Smith and Ian Merrill). Photo by Alexander Iziliaev. Swarthmore’s zeal for interdisciplinary studies…

  • Daniel Hirschel-Burns ’14 awarded PJSA thesis award

    Daniel Hirschel-Burns ’14 awarded PJSA thesis award

    Last week, the annual meeting of the Peace and Justice Studies Association was held at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. At the closing banquet, Daniel Hirschel Burns ’14 was awarded the undergraduate thesis award.  As Danny was unable to attend, Professor Smithey had the honor of accepting the…