Prof. Jennifer Magee coordinates the Peace and Conflict Studies Program

by Lee Smithey

Please allow me to publicly welcome Jennifer Magee as Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies program this spring.

Jennifer Magee
Prof. Jennifer Magee

Many of you know Jennifer through her work as Associate Director for Student Programs and Training at the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. Jennifer earned a Post-Graduate Diploma (with commendation) in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland before developing an interactive conflict resolution curriculum for high school students and founding and directing Peace Initiatives, Inc. She completed her Ph.D. in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University and began teaching peace and conflict studies courses at Swarthmore in 2007.

As you can tell, Jennifer brings a wealth of experience working closely with our students and valuable expertise in conflict resolution, peace studies, social action, and community-based learning. Please do not hesitate to direct students to her for advising or for any matters related to the Peace and Conflict Studies program. (

Again, we are immensely thankful for Jennifer’s experience and leadership. As you have the opportunity, please welcome her!

Davis Projects for Peace Proposal Deadline Wednesday, January 25

Funded by Kathryn W. Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist, and administered by the Lang Center in association with the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, the Davis Projects for Peace awards successful recipients — individual students or groups of students — with $10,000 to complete a creative, innovative and entrepreneurial project for peace in summer 2012. For more, visit or contact Jennifer Magee (jmagee1) with questions.

Think, Care, Act – A new book by a local peace educator

Susan Gelber CanonSusan Gelber Canon, a local peace educator, appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer recently. She will speak 7 p.m. Jan. 26, 2012 at Haverford College, in the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship Cafe, Stokes Hall, Room 104. Admission is free. For information, contact Karen Barton of the Bryn Mawr Peace Coalition at 610-525-3784 or

Well Being: A teacher with a passion to spread peace

Philadelphia Inquirer


When she was a girl growing up in Wynnefield, Sue Gelber’s sleep was often interrupted by her father’s screams as he struggled with nightmares triggered by memories of his experiences as a combat infantryman during World War II… Read more.