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  • Three “Reflections From the Field” events

    Three “Reflections From the Field” events

    We are thrilled to announce three upcoming events in “Reflections From The Field”, a new speaker series at Swarthmore College, which brings people working on the front lines of conflict and social change to campus to reflect upon *what* they do, *why* they do it and how *they* came to do it.   1. “These Birds Walk”, a film…

  • 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…

  • State Failure and War in the Middle East: A Conflict of Our Times

    From our friends in the Political Science Department: “State Failure and War in the Middle East: A Conflict of Our Times” Wednesday 18th January 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM Trotter 303 Swarthmore College *Sandwiches will be provided Please join us for a lunchtime talk with William Reno, Professor of Political Science & Director, Program of African Studies, Northwestern…

  • Race, War, and Police Power in the American Century

    Nikhil Pal Singh (New York University) Tuesday, November 15th 4:15 pm Sci 101 Drawing on his forthcoming book Exceptional Empire: Race, War and Sovereignty in U.S. Globalism (Harvard University Press 2017), Nikhil Singh will speak on the topic of race, war and police power in the ‘American Century.’ Dr. Singh is Associate Professor of Social…

  • Israel/Palestine Film Series – Fall 2016

    Israel/Palestine Film Series – Fall 2016

    The Peace and Conflict Studies program will be organizing another Israel/Palestine Film Series this semester. Screenings are open to the entire community, and we hope you will join us. Israel/Palestine Film Series Sponsored by Swarthmore Peace and Conflict Studies All screenings are on Wednesdays at 4:15pm in the Lang Performing Arts Cinema September 7: Promises Israeli filmmaker documents a group…

  • Emeritus Professor Harold Pagliaro Reflects on Combat Experience

    Emeritus Professor Harold Pagliaro Reflects on Combat Experience from Swarthmore News and Events by Mark Anskis November 11, 2015 Seventy-two years removed from his military service, the fear of combat still lingers with Harold Pagliaro, Alexander Griswold Cummins Professor Emeritus of English Literature and Provost Emeritus. “I still have nightmares about being sent to the…

  • Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to speak at Swarthmore College

    Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to speak at Swarthmore College

    “Women in Peace and Conflict:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” A panel discussion with Jody Williams (1997 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative), and Wendy E. Chmielewski, George R. Cooley Curator, Swarthmore College Peace Collection Moderated by Marjorie Murphy, James C. Hormel Professor in Social Justice Date: September 28, 2015 Place: …

  • 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…

  • 100th anniversary of the start of World War I

    100th anniversary of the start of World War I

    Recognition of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I-the Great War Swarthmore College Peace Collection Wendy Chmielewski, Curator of the Peace Collection attended the “Resistance to War” conference at the University of Hull (UK), September 7-9, 2014 .  The conference included presentations historians and other scholars from the UK and other countries…

  • Screening of “The 5 Powers” film to celebrate the International Day of Peace

    Screening of “The 5 Powers” film to celebrate the International Day of Peace

    The 5 Powers A film about the transnational peace work of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, and Alfred Hassler. Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Swarthmore College Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema (directions) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Download a flyer and help advertise the event. Each year, we mark the International Day of Peace at…