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  • Spring 2018 Course Offerings

    The Peace and Conflict Studies program at Swarthmore College is happy to share its course offerings for the Spring 2018 semester. 21 courses are eligible for program credit, including 4 courses taught within the Peace and Conflict Studies program and 17 cross-listed courses. Click here to download the list of eligible courses. More information on Peace and Conflict Studies…

  • UPCOMING WORKSHOP — Weaving the Threads: Intersectionality, Sustainability & Environmental Justice

    UPCOMING WORKSHOP — Weaving the Threads: Intersectionality, Sustainability & Environmental Justice

    How do we identify and address intersectional concerns (e.g. from racism, to poverty, to militarism, to homelessness, and more) in our sustainability work and activism? How do we connect our various initiatives within a framework of environmental justice? How do we communicate these visions with others? On Monday, November 20, join Peace and Conflict Studies and Environmental Studies for a workshop with…

  • Provost of Brown University, Dr. Richard Locke, Will Visit Swarthmore on November 3, 2017

    Provost of Brown University, Dr. Richard Locke, Will Visit Swarthmore on November 3, 2017

    Richard M. Locke is provost of Brown University and professor of political science and public and international affairs. At the time of his appointment as provost in July 2015, Locke served as the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown. Locke is an internationally respected scholar and…

  • Faculty Votes Unanimously to Approve Regular Major in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Faculty Votes Unanimously to Approve Regular Major in Peace and Conflict Studies

    Following the unanimous vote of the faculty, the College has now formally approved a Regular Major in Peace and Conflict Studies here at Swarthmore. Toward the end of the 19th century (1888 to be exact), the first course in peace studies anywhere in the world was taught here at Swarthmore, and our program was established…

  • Human Rights Hummus: A Podcast Produced by Peace and Conflict Studies Alumni

    Human Rights Hummus: A Podcast Produced by Peace and Conflict Studies Alumni

    Swarthmore Peace and Conflict Studies recent graduates Lily Tyson and Marissa Cohen have already produced three episodes of their new podcast, “Human Rights Hummus: Voices of the Holy Land.”   Lily and Marissa interview Israelis and Palestinians and record their stories, teaching listeners “what their lives are like and about what is going on with this occupation today,…

  • 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…

  • Science and Compassion: John W. Thompson’s Trajectory From Swarthmore to the Nuremberg Trials

    Science and Compassion: John W. Thompson’s Trajectory From Swarthmore to the Nuremberg Trials

    Science and Compassion: John W. Thompson’s Trajectory From Swarthmore to the Nuremberg Trials A lecture by Paul Weindling Wednesday, November 12, 2014 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Kohlberg Hall, Scheuer Room Swarthmore College (directions) Paul Weindling’s lecture will focus on his research contained in his new book, John W. Thompson: Psychiatrist in the Shadow of…

  • 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…

  • Mark your calendars: Alice Paul ’05, Mabel Vernon ’06, and the Battle for the Ballot

    Mark your calendars for the College’s first sesquicentennial celebration event, a talk by author Mary Walton: A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul ’05, Mabel Vernon ’06, and the Battle for the Ballot Mary Walton September 19, 2013; 4:15 p.m. Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall, Swarthmore College Maps and directions Download a flyer On September 19th, Peace and Conflict Studies and…