We are thrilled to announce that, for the second year in a row, a Swarthmore peace and conflict studies special major has won the Peace and Justice Studies Association‘s Undergraduate Student Paper Award. Danny Hirschel Burns ’14 will receive this year’s award for his thesis, “Filling the Gap: Nonviolent Strategies for Civilian Self-protection during Mass Atrocities.” (Elowyn Corby won the award last year.)
The PJSA is the primary professional association for peace and conflict studies educators and researchers in North America, and it is the North American affiliate of the International Peace Research Association.
Danny’s thesis was co-advised by Professors Krista Thomason and Lee Smithey. The award will be presented at the association’s award ceremony on October 18, 2014 during the annual PJSA meeting at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego. Danny’s award comes with a $500 travel stipend and an invitation to present his thesis at the conference.
Danny is currently serving as an atrocity prevention intern at Humanity United in Washington D.C.
Please join us in congratulating Danny (@DHirschelBurns) on his excellent work!
Ben Kiernan is Professor of History, Professor of International and Area Studies, Director of the Genocide Studies Program, and Chair of the Coucil on Southeast Asian Studies at Yale University. He has done extensive research on the genocides in Cambodia and East Timor, and has published numerous books and articles on these subjects. He is the author of Blood and Soil: A World History of Genocide and Extermination from Sparta to Darfur (2007).
The lecture “The Global History of Genocide” will provide a survey of genocide from ancient times to the twenty-first century. It will include substantial parts on the Holocaust, Cambodia, and East Timor. It would bring out a number of commonly recurring themes in a range of historical cases of genocide that make possible advance detection of future cases, and it would illustrate new technology for tracking genocide in real time.
Monday, November 26, 2012 at 4.30pm
(A different kind of) snacks will be provided.
Presented by Southeast Asian Student Association (SEASA).
Funded by Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Department of History, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Political Science, and Forum for Free Speech (FFS).
Please join Swarthmore Students this Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 for a One Million Bones bone-making workshop!
One Million Bones is a large-scale social arts practice, which uses art making to raise awareness of genocides and atrocities going on around the world. The goal is to collect 1 million bones to create a mass grave in the National Mall in Washington, D.C. this spring. The installation will serve to remember victims and survivors, and to raise awareness of the issue.
The Bezos Family Foundation has generously pledged to donate $1 per bone made, so please help us try to make as many bones as possible! The donations go directly to two CARE International Schools in DR Congo and Somalia.