Arcadia University News


July 11, 2014

Arcadia Class Makes Headlines in Sierra Leone

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 In late spring, the Ministry of Youth Affairs in Sierra Leone hosted Arcadia University students in Freetown, the nation’s capital, garnering notice in local newspapers such as The Exclusive and The Awareness Times , as well as on the country’s national television...

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June 24, 2014

McCreery Receives Distinguished Curriculum Fellowship for First-Year Seminar

Adjunct Professor Allyson McCreery was awarded a Curriculum Fellowship from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. The fellowship is intended to support and advance teaching in the field of civil resistance studies and will be applied to McCreery’s First-Year Seminar “Making Moves:...

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April 28, 2014

Head of Kosovar Institute, Former Adviser to Kosovo President Visits Arcadia,Talks about Building New Kosovo

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 On April 14, Ilir Deda, executive director at the Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED), delivered his talk, Building a New Country: Hopes and Challenges, in the Dining Complex Amphitheater 107. As part of the Office of International Affairs and...

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March 18, 2014

Jacobsen Named Most Valuable Peacemaker of 2014

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 In recognition of his work in and contribution to the field of conflict resolution, Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution Dr. William Jacobsen has been named Most Valuable Peacemaker for 2014. Jacobsen will receive the award by The Pennsylvania...

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February 19, 2014

Free Film Series at Arcadia University Looks at Healing, Peace Building Locally and Globally

A performance and documentary based on true-life stories of families affected by violence kicks off a healing and peace-building film series at Arcadia University on Thursday, Feb. 20. The series, “Social Transformation through the Arts: Healing and Peace Building, Locally and Globally,” features...

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February 12, 2014

Swiss Ambassador Discusses Future Survival, Relevance of U.N. to Packed House

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 Addressing a common misconception that the U.N. is a “world government,” Swiss Ambassador to the United Nations Paul R. Seger spoke to a standing-room only crowd of more than 100 people in the Castle Mirror Room on Jan. 30. Part of the Office of International Affairs’...

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January 15, 2014

Jacobsen, Simon-Girard Conduct HROC Training with Bhutanese Refugees and Workers

Dr. Bill Jacobsen , adjunct professor of international peace and conflict resolution, and IPCR graduate student Hannah Simon-Girard ’14M were part of a team of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) trainers from around the country that facilitated sessions of a two-day seminar hosted by the...

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January 2, 2014

Cornell Chronicle: Ajok’ 11M Tells Middle School Students How He Survived Conflict in Sudan

On Oct. 26, the Cornell Chronicle published “From Lost Boy of Sudan to Cornell grad student” highlighting the unimaginable journey of Ayuen Ajok ’11M , who spoke with middle school students in Ithaca, N.Y., on Oct. 21. Prior to beginning his MPA studies at Cornell, Ajok spent significant time in...

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April 30, 2013

Leader in Peace and Conflict Studies Excited for Collaboration between Arcadia and University of Sierra Leone

This semester, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, Director of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone, visited campus for two weeks to discuss the new collaboration between Arcadia University and the University of Sierra Leone. A Fulbright Scholar,...

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March 18, 2013

PR Newswire: American Graduate School in Paris Earns Accolades at MUN Conference

On March 7, PR Newswire announced that students from American Graduate School in Paris, Arcadia University’s partner school, earned accolades in the 14th London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) conference, from Feb. 15 to 17. AGS was represented among the 83 delegates who earned an award...

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March 18, 2013

PR Newswire: American Graduate School in Paris Earns Accolades at MUN Conference

On March 7, PR Newswire announced that students from American Graduate School in Paris, Arcadia University’s partner school, earned accolades in the 14th London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) conference, from Feb. 15 to 17. AGS was represented among the 83 delegates who earned an award...

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March 7, 2013

Bucks Local: Simmons Speaks on ‘Creating Lasting Peace,’ March 10

On March 6, Bucks Local News reported that Barbara Simmons , Instructor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, will speak on “Creating Lasting Peace—Is it possible?” at the Newtown Friends Meetinghouse on March 10. Simmons is a member of Newtown Friends Meeting and Executive Director of...

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March 6, 2013

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Speak About Their Service

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 On Feb. 22, former Peace Corps volunteers gathered in Landman Library to discuss their three months of training and two years of service with students interested in learning more about their experiences. Becky Marsden, a local Peace Corps recruiter who...

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March 6, 2013

Abboud Discusses Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on March 6 as a guest during a segment titled “The civil war in Syria: The conflict, U.S. policy and how might it end.” He was joined by Andrew...

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February 25, 2013

IPCR Student Addresses Conference, President of Sierra Leone

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 It’s one thing to listen to a news report or read a case study on international conflict. But if you’re on the ground defending your life and country from rebel fighters and militiamen, conflict looks a little different. Former National Security...

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February 22, 2013

Israeli Counter-Terrorism Specialist Examines Today’s Unique Challenges

Some suffer complexity; others avoid it. It takes a special skill set to confront it head-on. Dr. Jonathan Fine of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism recently met with students in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program to illuminate the...

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February 18, 2013

Peace Activist Reflects on Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 “I’m proud of the place that I’m from.” Those were the first words uttered by Jon McCourt, a peace activist and Theatre of Witness performer, prior to a screening of We Carried Your Secrets at Arcadia University. The documentary film looks behind the...

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December 14, 2012

Fernandez Presents at the 4th Annual Masculinities Conference in La Paz, Bolivia

Alejandro Fernandez Gutierrez , a Fulbright Scholar and second-year student in Arcadia University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution master's program , presented at the 4 th Annual Masculinities Conference in La Paz, Bolivia, on Dec. 7. The conference brings together scholars from...

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December 10, 2012

Huffington Post: HROC Program Inspires ‘Hope in the Next Generation’

The Huffington Post featured a story on Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) , a program held at Arcadia University on Dec 7. In her article, "Finding Hope in the Next Generation," Karin Kasdin writes about attending the three-day intensive program and being "awed by the youthful...

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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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