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Celebrating 75 years of the Center on Conscience and War

Center on Conscience and War 75th

Swarthmore College McCabe Library Exhibit celebrating 75 years of work in defense of conscience and objection to war from The Center on Conscience and War.

Open to the public
July 9-27, 2015

Reception and opening event for the exhibit:
July 16, 2015,
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
McCabe Library, Lobby
Refreshments served

For 75 Years the Center on Conscience and War has been working to assist those whose conscience leads them to object to war, as conscientious objectors. Hear from past and current conscientious objectors, including:

  • Bill Galvin, CCW’s Counseling Coordinator and Vietnam-era CO
  • Bill Yolton, CCW’s former Director
  • former Senior Airman Jarrod Grammel, whose CO application was approved earlier this year

Learn about the current legal climate for rights of conscience in the U.S. from Peter Goldberger, a local lawyer, from Ardmore, PA, who has practiced CO law for some three decades.

Contact Wendy Chmielewski (wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu) for more information.

New peace and conflict studies logo celebrating 125 years since first course taught

This summer, we announced on our blog that we are celebrating 125 years since the first peace studies course in higher education, “Elements of International Law with special attention to the important subjects of Peace and Arbitration,” was taught at Swarthmore by Professor William Penn Holcomb in 1888. Read more.

Today, we are unveiling a commemorative logo to celebrate this historical achievement and the College’s commitment to the field through its Program in Peace and Conflict Studies.

 PCS 125 year logo