Only hours after Swarthmore College awarded an honorary degree to John Braxton (class of 70), in part for his voyage on the Phoenix sailing ship which broke the US blockade of Vietnam in 1967, Israeli commandos attacked a flotilla of peace activists seeking to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza. Information is still slowly leaking out, […]
Ted Herman, an important figure in the development of Peace Studies, recently passed away. Prof. Herman lived not far from Swarthmore and was well known in the area. We would like to share this tribute from another major peace studies scholar, Dr. Ian Harris, and express our appreciation and condolences to Prof. Herman’s friends, family, […]
Denis Halliday and Mairead Corrigan Maguire have participated in a press conference upon their return to Ireland after deportation from Israel, where they were passengers on the Rachel Corrie. Mairead Corrigan Maguire: Denis Halliday: Additional clips from the press conference are available.
Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary General and 2000-2001 Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change (in Peace and Conflict Studies) and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Peace People, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, return to Ireland following the seizure of their humanitarian aid ship in international waters and their forced entry into Israel, […]
I failed to mention in the previous post about Mairead Corrigan Maguire, that Denis Halliday, former UN Assistant Secretary General and 2000-2001 Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change (in Peace and Conflict Studies) at Swarthmore, is also aboard the MV Rachel Corrie on its way to Gaza. Maguire and Halliday are attempting to deliver […]