Arcadia University News


November 30, 2012

Abboud Publishes ‘Rethinking Hizballah’

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies in the Department of Historical and Political Studies , published Rethinking Hizballah: Authority, Legitimacy, Violence (Ashgate). The book was released on Nov. 28. Co-authored with Dr. Benjamin J. Muller, King’s University...

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November 29, 2012

Hilary Parsons Dick Contributes to ‘Anthropology News’

In September, Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick , Assistant Professor of International Studies, participated in an online conversation hosted by Anthropology News about language and immigration issues in the United States and Israel. And in October, Anthropology News published a column she produced from the...

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November 25, 2012

IPCR Student Presents at Latin American Studies Consortium, Dec. 7

Julie Hutton , a second-year master’s student in Arcadia University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program , will present “Legacy of the Civil Conflict in El Salvador: Examining the Historical Narratives of NGO Workers” at the Latin American Studies Consortium at Temple University on...

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November 25, 2012

IPCR Students and Faculty Publish Paper on Cyprus Conflict in ‘Peace Review’

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice published a paper by students and faculty in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program titled “Crisis as Impetus Toward Conflict Resolution in Cyprus.” Drs. Samer Abboud and Warren Haffar and master’s students Steven F. Harter...

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November 21, 2012

Learning How to Heal: Displaced by War, World-traveling Pharmacist Seeks Peace

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 As a pharmacist in the midst of major conflicts, it’s crucial to hold just the right skill set—lives are at stake. While working as a humanitarian pharmacist for French-based nonprofit organization Pharmacie et Aide Humanitaire (PAH), Prudence...

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November 19, 2012

Abboud Discusses Impact of Sanctions in Syria and Iran on HuffPost Live

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Nov. 19 to discuss the impact of sanctions in Syria and Iran. The segment was hosted by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill. Watch the broadcast . Abboud received his...

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November 13, 2012

Paradis to Deliver Keynote Address in Gettysburg on Dedication Day, Nov. 19

Dr. James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History, will deliver the keynote address at the United States Colored Troops Graveside Salute on Monday, Nov. 19, at the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., near the grave of Charles H. Parker. The event is part of Gettysburg's Dedication Day...

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November 5, 2012

Arcadia University to Host Project Nur Dinner, Nov. 13

On Oct. 11, President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III , Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve O. Michael , Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity Judith Dalton , and Assistant Professor of History and International Studies Samer Abboud met with Reem Sharhan, a representative of...

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October 26, 2012

Abboud Discusses Syria Ceasefire on HuffPost Live

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Oct. 26 to discuss the ceasefire in Syria. Watch the broadcast . Abboud received his Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter’s...

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October 24, 2012

Register for Three-Day Conflict Resolution Workshop in November

Trauma affects many of us. Over the summer, several members of the Arcadia University community traveled to Rwanda to participate in a facilitator training for Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC). The model was created to help respond to the numerous violent conflicts that devastated the...

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October 22, 2012

Arcadia University Faculty Present ‘The Hidden Other: Immigrants in Higher Education’ at AAC&U Conference

Arcadia University Faculty Drs. Hilary Dick , Ana Maria Garcia and Jeffrey Shultz presented “The Hidden Other: Immigrants in Higher Education” at the Modeling Equity, Engaging Difference: New Frameworks for Diversity and Learning conference in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 19. The conference was...

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October 17, 2012

Heifer International: Arcadia Delegates Travel to Sierra Leone to Discuss Future Programs

Heifer International recently featured a story on Arcadia University delegates who visited Heifer Sierra Leone to build upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in 2009 to provide post-graduate internship opportunities to Arcadia students. The group included Warren Haffar , Dean of...

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October 5, 2012

Gutierrez ’13M Among 25 to Participate in International Young Leaders Forum

Alejandro Fernandez Gutierrez ’13M , a Fulbright Scholar in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution master’s program , was recently accepted to the Global Conference on Democracy, Human Rights and the Fragility of Freedom to be held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada...

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October 1, 2012

Fulbright Scholar, La Paz Native Hopes to Restore Peace

Equal parts diplomat, anthropologist, social worker and mediator, the role of peace negotiator is both administrative and creative. It takes more than an excellent education, it requires an extraordinary person. Alejandro Fernandez Gutierrez ’13M , a Fulbright Scholar in Arcadia University’s...

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September 20, 2012

Abboud Discusses Syria and UN Peace Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on HuffPost Live

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to HuffPost Live as a guest panelist on Thursday, Sept. 20. In a segment hosted by Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, he discussed whether or not United Nations Peace Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi can help Syria...

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September 7, 2012

Mikulski Presents ‘Linking US Agriculture to the World’ at American Chemical Society National Meeting

Neil Mikulski ’02, ’04M, presented “Foreign Agricultural Service: Linking US Agriculture to the World” at the 244th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition: Materials for Health and Medicine, held in Philadelphia, Aug. 19-23. He graduated from Arcadia University with a B.A. in...

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August 30, 2012

Paradis Publishes Sesquicentennial Edition of 'African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign'

James M. Paradis , Adjunct Professor of History, published the Sesquicentennial edition of African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign (Scarecrow Press), which expands the range of research beyond its original 2006 edition. The new edition includes appendices on points of interest in the town of...

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August 21, 2012

Abboud Appears on HuffPost Live with Thomas Friedman of the NY Times

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, was a guest on HuffPost Live with NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Watch online . Abboud received his Ph.D. in Arab and Islamic Studies from...

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August 10, 2012

Syria Expert Dr. Samer Abboud Explores the Causes of Upheaval

When Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, began his doctorate in Arab and Islamic studies, he intended to focus on illicit cross-border trade between Syria and Lebanon. But during a research trip to the Middle East in 2003, he was struck by remarkable...

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August 8, 2012

Abboud to Discuss Syria on WHYY's Radio Times, Aug. 9

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, will be a featured guest on Radio Time s on Thursday, Aug. 9. He will discuss events in Syria with journalist Stephen Starr and host Marty Moss-Coane. The show will air at 10 a.m. Listen on the radio or online at www.whyy...

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August 7, 2012

Historical and Political Studies Faculty: What's Next for Cuba?

Drs. Warren Haffar , Christopher Brown , and Jennifer Riggan of the Department of Historical and Political Studies traveled to Cuba in June for Arcadia University’s inaugural Global Faculty Development Workshop . They spent six days connecting with University of Havana faculty, exploring Cuban...

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