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  • Student campaign to establish Peace Studies at Stanford U. (video)

    Last year, two Stanford students, Cole Manley and Jocelyn Lee interviewed members of the Peace and Conflict Studies Committee at Swarthmore as well as faculty at many other college and universities. They produced this video as part of their campaign to start a peace studies program at their university.  

  • Meet Eben Weitzman ’84 Conflict Resolution Professor and Consider Graduate Study

    It was great to have the opportunity to meet Eben Weitzman ’84 at the Peace and Justice Studies Association meetings at Tufts University during the fall 2012 semester. Prof. Weitzman was sharing information at the meetings about programs in conflict resolution at the University of Massachusetts, where he teaches. He has kindly written a blog…

  • 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…

  • Extended article on Elowyn Corby’s 2013 PJSA Thesis Award

    Many thanks to Swarthmore’s News and Information Office for this piece that has appeared on the College’s webpage. Congratulations again to Elowyn Corby! Elowyn Corby ’13 Wins Peace and Justice Studies Thesis Award by Jenni Lu ’16 October 21, 2013 Elowyn Corby ’13 presented her winning thesis at the Peace and Justice Studies Association’s awards…

  • Swarthmore alums win PJSA thesis awards two years in a row

    Elowyn Corby ’13 received the Undergraduate Thesis Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association this weekend. Sa’ed Atshan ’05 was there in Waterloo, Ontario to congratulate her. We also learned that last year’s Graduate Thesis Award went to a Swarthmore alum, Sara Koopman, who graduated in 1993. Prof. Joy Charlton was her adviser and…

  • Thanks to Mary Walton for her lecture on Alice Paul ’05 and Mabel Vernon ’06

    We would like to thank author Mary Walton for her lecture this afternoon on the courageous work of Swarthmore alums Alice Paul ’05 and Mabel Vernon ’06 in their organizing and nonviolent campaigns to secure the vote for women in the United States. A standing-room only crowd of people from the Swarthmore community and the…

  • Nimesh Ghimire wins image competition for Peace Innovation Lab

    Just spotted this on the facebook page for the Peace Innovation lab in Nepal, co-founded by Nimesh Ghimere ’15: Peace Innovation Lab’s Nimesh Ghimire was adjudged one of the winners of a regional image competition organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – Bangkok. Nimesh’s work (a photograph taken while on…

  • Elowyn Corby ’13 Awarded Undergraduate Student Thesis Award by the Peace and Justice Studies Association

    We are thrilled to announce that Elowyn Corby, class of 2013, has been awarded the 2013 Undergraduate Student Thesis Award by the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) for her honors thesis titled “Training for Change: Moving from Theory to Practice in Adult Education for Empowerment.” The PJSA is a professional association for scholars, K-12…

  • Program Lunch and Celebrating Seniors

    The rain that was predicted during our end-of-year lunch yesterday did not materialize, and we enjoyed a beautiful  lunch on the front lawn of the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. As always, it was wonderful to catch up with one another. We also took the opportunity to congratulate and say farewell to our…

  • Tarini Kumar ’12 – Corporate Social Responsibility

    After graduation, I left Swarthmore for Bombay, India. Shortly after, I started work at a Delhi-based start-up called Sankhya Partners. The company is an investment, consulting and strategic advisory platform. They offer early-stage social enterpr…