Please join us for a talk by Irina Carlota (Lotti) Silber, Associate Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York:
“The 1.5 Insurgent Generation: Stories of El Salvador Postwar”
Tuesday, October 22nd 2019
Sproul 201, Intercultural Center
Organized by Peace and Conflict Studies and Co-Sponsored by History, Latin American and Latino Studies, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, the Intercultural Center, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, and the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
Please see the poster below for further information.
Please come join us to a book event at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 with Lou Klarevas, author of Rampage Nation: Securing America from Mass Shootings, a deeply researched study in which he argues that sensible gun control measures can help prevent mass shootings. Dr. Klarevas will speak in the Inn at Swarthmore’s Gathering Room A. Afterwards, he will move to the Swarthmore Campus & Community Store to sign copies of his books
Rampage Nation review excerpt:
In the past decade, no individual act of violence has killed more people in the United States than the mass shooting. This well-researched, forcefully argued book answers some of the most pressing questions facing our society: Why do people go on killing sprees? Are gun-free zones magnets for deadly rampages? What can we do to curb the carnage of this disturbing form of firearm violence?Contrary to conventional wisdom, the author shows that gun possession often prods aggrieved, mentally unstable individuals to go on shooting sprees; these attacks largely occur in places where guns are not prohibited by law; and sensible gun-control measures like the federal Assault Weapons Ban-which helped drastically reduce rampage violence when it was in effect-are instrumental to keeping Americans safe from mass shootings in the future.To stem gun massacres, the author proposes several original policy prescriptions, ranging from the enactment of sensible firearm safety reforms to an overhaul of how the justice system investigates potential active-shooter threats and prosecutes violent crimes. Calling attention to the growing problem of mass shootings,Rampage Nationdemonstrates that this unique form of gun violence is more than just a criminal justice offense or public health scourge. It is a threat to American security.
Louis Klarevas, PhD, teaches in the Department of Global Affairs at the University of Massachusetts–Boston. He also serves as a consultant to the federal government on national security matters. A frequent commentator on homeland security and foreign policy, he has appeared on numerous news programs, including on CNN, ABC, NPR, and the BBC. In the past, he has taught at American University, George Washington University, City University of New York, and New York University. In addition, he has served as the Defense Analysis Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Security Studies.
We hope to see you all there!
Please join us for a talk this week:
“Declassification Diplomacy in Latin America: The Use of Secret Archives as Diplomatic Tools to Advance US Foreign Policy in the Region,” a talk with Peter Kornbluh, Senior Analyst at the National Security Archive.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
4:15 PM at McCabe Library Atrium
Peace and Conflict Studies is co-sponsoring the event along with Latin American and Latino Studies, Political Science, Spanish, and History. Please see the poster below for further information.
We hope to see you all there!
ARTolerance @ Swarthmore Presents:
An Artistic Journey of Israel/Palestine
in celebration of International Day of Peace
Sunday, September 22 at 7:30PM
ARTolerance will celebrate the International Day of Peace with an evening of music, spoken word, visuals, and more from Israeli & Palestinian cultures. We hope to introduce aspirations through cultural expressions and provide bridges towards impactful dialogues.
Poet, Nathalie Handal
Singer/Songwriter, Tammy Scheffer
Singer/Songwriter, Fouad Dakwar
Cellist & ARTolerance Founder, Udi Bar-David
Percussionist & Oud player, Zafer Tawil
Pianist, Shira Samuels-Shragg
In collaboration with Swarthmore College’s Department of Music and Dance, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, and The Office of the President of Swarthmore College.
Here is a link for more information:
The Southeast Asian Student Association will be hosting the film screening of ” Mother, Daughter, Sister: Ama, Thamee, Ama.” This is a documentary on the weaponization of rape in the Myanmar Conflict. The film screening will also include a discussion with director Jeanne Hallacy. The event is co sponsored by Peace and Conflict Studies as well as Asian Studies. It will take place on Friday, May 3rd. Please come join us!
Here is a link to the facebook post to learn more information about the event: